I have a 2012 macbook air 13" I5 4gB ram 128GB running osx mountain lions latest as of today
had parallels 8 trial with windows XP service pack 3 installed, internet OK! I upgraded to windows 8 paying 39.99.
after upgrading to windows 8 I had no internet connection, after hours of research this is my fix!
1. click virtual machine , then reinstall parallels tools
2. windows popped up a message (it was on the right side something about mount dvd or something I clicked on where it popped up but missed it the first time so I did step one again and this time I was faster to click on the pop up in windows 8 right top side)
3. after clicking on pop up I followed instructions on windows hit yes I believe to install parallels tools
4. it restarted and the problem fixed
hope this helps someone or maybe a more detailed account can be given by a more learned person! haha
I hate when something this simple isn't more easily available in help topics!
Last edited: Oct 28, 2012