I'm having the same problem with 2.5, even before I upgraded, one day I jus tlost the ability to connect to the internet. If I open a cmd prompt and ping a server it works, but neither outlook or IE can connect. I've tried with multiple VMs using XP. Everything is happy on mac. I also tried switching the settings with no luck. I run normally using the shared network setting. This SUCKS. Iv'e gone from loving parallels to hating it. It's totally unreliable!
EDIT: If I disconnect from my OS X CISCO VPN client, I can connect to the internet via IE 6 in parallels, but if I connect back to VPN I can't.
Last edited: Jun 20, 2007