for me it worked for a while on vbox version 3.0.12, windows xp sp2 host and windows XP sp3 guest, but after upgrading to 3.1 it stopped working.
i switched(dual boot) to MAC OS 10.5.8 imported the virtual disk, selected attached to bridge adapter and selected my card. still doesn't get IP automatically from the DHCP server.
i tried again on another pc a DELL optiplex 755, windows XP sp3 host, the same windows image as on the other tests(win xp sp3) no change to the physical drive in host windows, only selected attached to bridge adapter and selected the host network adapter, BUT STILL NO IP FROM DHCP SERVER
all the host have ip allocated from the dhcp server, but none of the guests receive any ip.
i thought it is the window xp sp3 image that i use so i booted a windows xp mini from hiren boot cd in the guest virtual machine, an the same result, no IP acquired
trough nat works both on windows XP sp2 and mac OS 10.5.8 host OS and the same win XP sp3 VM, but i want the virtual machine to be on the same subnet
if you need any information...i would gladly provide it to you.
any advice would be appreciated.