Can't Get Wireless To Work On MS Virtual PC 2007

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jjfossey

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I recently installed MS Virtual PC 2007 on my Windows XP machine (host). I had no problem setting up Windows XP (guest OS) on the VM and setting up shared folders. However, I do run into a problem in getting my wireless adapter to work on the VM so I can access the Internet. I have ensured that "Virtual Machine Network Services" has been installed for the Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG adapter and the adapter even shows in the Virtual PC Console under settings. I have selected the adapter in the settings menu in the Virtual PC Console, but when I launch the VM and go to START -> CONTROL PANEL -> NETWORK AND INTERNET CONNECTIONS -> NETWORK CONNECTIONS I see that the LAN device name is Intel 21140-Based PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter (Generic). Why is this? Why isn't it detecting the Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG adapter? Am I missing something here? Any help is much appreciated!
 

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This is normal. You won't see the host computer's hardware listed in Device Manager on the guest virtual system. Since you selected the wireless adapter be used in the virtual environment, it should work fine. The virtual system will see it as a wired adapter.
 

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Thank you for your explanation, but I still can't access the Internet. When I launch IE6 I get a "Page Not Found" error. Is there a setting in IE6 I need to adjust? I would think then, that if the VM is using the wireless adapter that I'd be able to access the Internet, but I'm still unable to do so. I am on a network (at work) and behind a firewall. Would that have any affect?
 

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What does IPCONFIG say for the virtual system? Is this a laptop or desktop? If it's a laptop, are you connected to power outlet versus running on battery?

I run this configuration and didn't need to do anything special to get it to work. Is there firewall software installed on the computer? If so, try disabling it.
 
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