Cannot ping host from vm

Discussion in 'Windows Virtual Machine' started by RichardW11, Jun 24, 2017.

  1. RichardW11

    RichardW11 Bit poster

    I'm running:
    * Parallels Desktop Pro for Mac, v. 12.2.0
    * MacOS Sierra v. 10.12.5
    * Windows 10 ​
    Network settings:
    * Shared Networking​
    From the host, I am able to
    * ping the guest (​
    From the guest, I am able to
    * access the internet
    * ping the host DHCP server (
    The one thing I cannot do is ping the host ( from the guest.
    This is vital for me, because I am attempting to use the Xamarin tools for Visual Studio with emulators running on the Mac host. I have been following the guidance at I have attempted several different methods to communicate between host and guest, none of which I have been able to get to work.

    I have searched for solutions quite a bit both here and on the rest of the internet.

  2. Ajith1

    Ajith1 Parallels Support

    We would like to know from which DHCP server your Host Mac OS is getting the IP address. You can also try changing the network mode to bridged then check if you can ping guest and host then vice versa.
  3. RichardW11

    RichardW11 Bit poster

    The host's DHCP server address is
    I switched to Bridged Networking using the default adapter. I was unable either to ping the host from the guest or to ping the guest from the host. I was able to access the internet on the guest.
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2017
  4. Gonon1

    Gonon1 Bit poster

    Any update to this?

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