Shared Networking not Working! No Internet

Discussion in 'Windows Virtual Machine' started by shawnp, Feb 7, 2010.


What Networking Connection are You Using

  1. Shared Networking (same as Mac)

  2. Bridged - Default Adaptor

  3. Bridged - "other" (Airpot / Ethernet)

  4. Host-Only (maybe with Internet Sharing)

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  1. shawnp

    shawnp Bit poster

    This has been painful. My internet connection on the Guest Windows side stopped working. I was using Parallels 4. I reinstalled Tools, to no avail. I rebooted tons of times, both Mac and VM. I even went back to a Snap Shot and it worked at first. Then after VM reboot, the internet stopped. I assumed it was product bug so I went so far as updating to Parallels Desktop 5. Yeah same problem remained!

    I have read all the threads and tried what I think is everything:
    * Attempted to uninstall the Network Device on Guest OS - the VM does not like this. It typically fails.
    * Re-created a network adaptor from the Parallels Configuration. Does nothing.
    * Hard coded and went with DHCP on Mac Network side for the Parallels Guest Ethernet Adaptor #0.
    * I even SAFE-MODED it and remove all network devices. When reboot it works until next boot.

    By not working I mean the Network device shows the Parallel Ethernet Adaptor. The networking control panel shows the "enabled" adaptor connector to a local area connection. The status is connected. But zero packets are move in or out. And if you click repair - it fails immediately saying no TCP/IP connection. >ipconfig /all returns nothing.

    I would not be surprised if there is something on Mac side I need to tweak, but I don't know where to start.

    I am running 10.5.8 with Parallels 5 for Windows XP.
  2. Elric

    Elric Parallels Team

    It may be WindowsXP problem, try to reset TCP/IP:

    To do it, please open Command Prompt in Windows (Start > Run.. > type 'cmd' > OK)

    And enter following command:

    netsh winsock reset

    Restart Windows and use next command:

    netsh int ip reset reset.log

    Restart Windows once again.
  3. shawnp

    shawnp Bit poster

    This worked! You are a God-send. Thank you and everyone should be aware of this.
    I spent an entire weekend day fooling with this and it was that easy.
    All Hail - the Parallels Forum / Team!

  4. shawnp

    shawnp Bit poster

    This worked wonderfully. Thank you so much for that advice.
  5. Elric

    Elric Parallels Team

    Glad to hear that issue is solved -)
  6. ShahryarR

    ShahryarR Bit poster

    what about certain subdomains? is that a virus or something? for certain sites, a subdomain works while another doesn't. But they all work fine on the host Mac OS X. Anyway to fix that? or do I just have to delete and make a new parallel image?

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