RC Guest Steals Airport IP

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac' started by ivel, May 18, 2006.

  1. ivel

    ivel

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    Has anyone else had the error where your Guest recieves the IP that your Host had. An error message then comes up saying that it stole the Host IP. If you try to browse the web in OS X it doesn't work; but works perfectly in XP. Is this something others have seen?

    Thanks,
    -Levi
     
  2. tomhalv

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    Yes... I have the same problem with my MBP. This didn't exist in B6. But, I can still browse the web in OS X. It just kicks it up to the next IP slot given out by my browser. But that can't last forever....
     
  3. raleedy

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    Not so lucky

    After installing the RC, I have network access in Windows, but not in OSX.:mad:
     
  4. vamp07

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    Something is defintely broken.
     
  5. Don Sullivan

    Don Sullivan Bit Poster

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    Same experience here. I ended up going back and setting a static IP on the Mac side of things which allowed both environments to communicate simultaneously. Clearly not an ideal solution for the long haul but as long as I don't travel.
    I ran the removal utility before installing RC and then re-installed Parallels Tools before I did anything else after the update. As soon as the XP instances acquires it's IP, OSX starts generating duplicate IP address alerts. Once that starts, repeatedly trying to renew the DHCP address in OSX fails.
     
  6. Sheppy

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    I had this problem from time to time in Beta 6. Not often, but now and then.
     
  7. dotdd

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  8. dylansm

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    This host-only workaround doesn't work for me. No internet on guest.

    Please fix this IP-stealing thing ASAP! It's really a drag. Also, it takes much longer to actually "steal" the IP address (get an IP) than it did previously.

    However, it's really only a drag because there are so many improvements in RC that I don't want to go back to beta 6. Such as:

    1. Much faster boot time
    2. Great new ctrl key mapping using shift key.
    3. Uninstall feature.

    The list goes on... Good job Parallels. Now please, please issue a hotfix to prevent this IP stealing issue.
     
    Last edited: May 18, 2006
  9. rtamesis

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    Make sure you click the start button in Internet Sharing

    After checking the box for Internet sharing using the Ethernet adapter (en2), be sure to click the start button to actually make Mac OSX share its internet connection. I kept making the mistake of just checking the box and then closing the window and not getting connectivity inside the VM.


     
  10. cmpi

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    Have the same problem. However, if I go to the network control Panel and click "Renew DHCP Lease" on (Airport interface) my network comes back immediatly

    I guess if you use ethernet the same might apply
     
  11. dylansm

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    It turns out Host-Only seems to be the way to go for me. I got it working (rtamesis, maybe you were right -- doh!). It seems to work really well, and it's probably safer when running Windows anyway. Everything seems to work just fine now.
     
  12. A4Cab

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    I tried your workaround, and it doesn't restore internet connectivity.

    Beta 6 was working just fine for me, I should have left well enough alone. Now I have no internet connectivity in the VM. My sole purpose for using Parallels is to access MSN video that will only play using a combination of Internet Explorer 6 and Windows Media Player.

    I'm not a network administrator, just a journalist with a MacBook Pro. I want this software to work out of the package with little fiddling. Heck, I've pre-paid. I hope this is straightened out soon, it's frustrating.
     
  13. RobH

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    Workaround works for me.

    I loaded up IE and it took a few seconds to detect proxy settings, but after that all was fine.
     
  14. Andrew @ Parallels

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  15. RobH

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    Actually, there's a strange side effect when using this workaround. Even though I have enabled FTP Access in the Sharing control panel of OS X, I can't fully log in to a site using FTP in Windows.

    It successfully validates the login details but refuses to list the files. If I go back to using Bridged Ethernet as the network adapter, then it's OK (but still with the IP conflict problem).

    It's good to hear that the original issue has been fixed.
     

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