Please help me connect to internet using Virtual PC 7.0.2

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  1. HalleluYAH macrumors newbie

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    Would any of you please help me find out how I may get connected to the Internet via Virtual PC 7 (with 7.0.2 update)

    If any of you would: please tell me how to do the following things:

    1. Connect to the internet using Virtual Pc 7.0.2

    2. Find where my PPPoe is listed/shown on my Mac OSX (10.4.8)

    -I've tried: Shared Networking & Virtual Switch
    -I use DSL (and I use a Dynamic IP Adress on a DNS Server).
    -I can connect to DSL with Mac OSX (10.4.8), but I can not connect to the internet within the Virtual PC, which is installed on my Mac.

    I followed the these instructions to get connected to the internet with VPC 7.0.2 (shown below), but the Internet Explorer in VPC 7.0.2 has not detected my DNS Server.


    When I open Internet Explorer Internet Connection Wizard it doesn't help at all.

    Have any of you had similar problems with Virtual PC 7 (or 7.0.2)?

    Thanks for taking the time to read this post.

    -chad (a.k.a. a noob)
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    1. Start Virtual PC.
    2. Click the virtual machine in the Virtual PC list, and then click Settings.

    Note If you cannot see the Virtual PC list, click Virtual PC, and then click Virtual PC List.
    3. Click Networking, and then click to select Enable Networking.
    4. Click Shared Networking, and then click OK.
    5. Click Start Up. Note Because there are several versions of Microsoft Windows, the following steps may be different on your computer. If they are, see your product documentation to complete these steps.
    6. In the Windows virtual machine, start Internet Explorer. If the New Connection Wizard does not start, follow these steps:
    a. On the Tools menu, click Internet Options.
    b. On the Connections tab, click Setup.
    7. Click Next.
    8. Click Connect to the Internet, and then click Next.
    9. Click Set up my connection manually, and then click Next.
    10. Click Connect using a broadband connection that is always on, and then click Next.
    11. Click Finish.
     
  3. HalleluYAH thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for those instructions. When I finished Step 1-3, I found the following pop-up message:

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    Would you please tell me how to change those TCP/IP settings to use DHCP to configure its TCP/IP address?
     
  4. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    1. In Control Panel, double-click Network and Dial-up Connections.

    Note If you are using Windows XP, click Switch to Classic View to see the standard icons and double-click Network Connections.
    2. Right-click or Control-click the Local Area Connection icon, and then click Properties.
    3. Scroll down to the bottom of the list, and then click Internet Protocol (TCP/IP).
    4. Click Properties, and then click Obtain an IP address automatically.
     
  5. HalleluYAH thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for those instructions. When I finished Step 1 I got the following window/screen (shown below). If that's not "Classic View" would you please tell me how to switch my Virtual PC 7.0.2 to Classic View so I can find that Local Area Connection icon, which you mention in Step #2?

    Here's the window/screen I have on my monitor now:
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    Thanks for your time & patience.
     
  6. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Work your way through the 11 steps I sent earlier, ignoring the popup, and see what happens.
     
  7. HalleluYAH thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I followed steps 1-11. Thank you for those instructions. I wasn't able to connect to the internet with Virtual PC 7.0.2. However, I am able to access the internet (obviously :apple:) with Mac OSX running on my computer.

    If you would: please tell me if there is any other way to connect to the internet with Virtual PC 7.0.2. I have every thing that's needed to connect to the internet with that application, but for some reason it's not detecting my DSL/DNS Server.

    Should I be concerned about any of the following VPC 7.0.2/WinXP pop-up messages?:


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    1 more question/concern I have: Should I uninstall and re-install Virtual PC 7 & Update 7.0.2?

    I've tried 1 more desperate attempt to get connected to the internet with VPC 7.0.2: I went through the Wireless Network Connections Wizard (Screenshots of the final messages I got from that wizard/window-screen are shown below):


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    I tried to get the wireless network settings to help me get connected to the internet via Virtual PC 7.0.2, then I got this message after I went through that wirless network settings wizard/process:

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  8. HalleluYAH thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Do any of you have more advice for me about virtual-switch or shared-networking?
     

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