No internet access for Guest Windows XP in VirtualBox Version 6.0.10

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No internet access for Guest Windows XP in VirtualBox Version 6.0.10

Postby Piers » 19. Aug 2019, 16:43

This seems to be a well trodden path but I have been unable to find a solution that works for me so far.

I have recently installed VirtualBox Version 6.0.10 on my W10 PC (it incorporates the Spring 2019 Update). Everything is working successfully, including accessing the CD/ROM drive and USB, but not internet access.

I have managed to install Firefox v. 43.0.1 by downloading it onto my W10 hard drive and then copying it to the XP virtual drive. It opens just fine but cannot access the internet. I have tried all the Network options (including NAT and Bridged Adapter) but nothing makes any difference. The Network icon in the bottom righthand corner of the Guest screen shows that the Adapter is connected.

Can anyone suggest anything please? I am not a computer expert!
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Re: No internet access for Guest Windows XP in VirtualBox Version 6.0.10

Postby mpack » 19. Aug 2019, 17:55

Use NAT plus a modern browser. After that it won't be a VirtualBox problem.

If you still can't work it out then we need a VM log. With the VM fully shut down, right click and "Show Log" in the GUI, save "VBox.log" (no other file) to a zip, and attach the zip here. It might be a good idea to include the settings file in the zip as well.
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Re: No internet access for Guest Windows XP in VirtualBox Version 6.0.10

Postby scottgus1 » 19. Aug 2019, 19:43

Also see No internet for a WinXP/98/95 guest. Contains tests & an XP-compatible browser link that may work.
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