How can I assign a static IP address in Microsoft Virtual PC 2004 if I've selected the "Shared Networking (NAT)" networking option?
A. When you select the "Shared Networking (NAT)" option, Virtual PC 2004 clients by default obtains an IP address (in the 192.168.131.0/24 subnet) from the DHCP server that Virtual PC 2004 emulates. If you want to create a static IP address, you must use the following details:
IP address range: 192.168.131.175 - 192.168.131.200
Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
Working with virtual network cards in Virtual PC 2004 isn't as hard as it seems. Inside of a guest OS, Virtual PC 2004 can virtualize up to four network cards. Each of these can be configured in one of three modes - you can mix and match to your heart's content:
Working with virtual network cards in Virtual PC 2004 isn't as hard as it seems.
Inside of a guest OS, Virtual PC 2004 can virtualize up to four network cards.
Each of these can be configured in one of three modes - you can mix and match to
your heart's content:
"Not Connected" - essentially, the virtual network card (NIC) will appear in the
guest OS, but it will be as if it's not connected to the network. Think of it
as having a physical PC with a network card, but no cable plugged in. Your
guest OS will not be able to communicate with anything over the network.
"Local Only" - the guest OS will only be able to communicate with other
Virtual PCs running on your host. It will not be able to communicate with the
host or the physical network that your host is connected to.
"" - this will essentially "bridge"
the guest's network card with the network card of your host that you select.
When in this mode, it will be as if the guest OS is connected to the network
just like your host PC is. It will get an IP address from a DHCP server if
there is one available, it will be able to access the Internet if you have an
Internet connection, etc. The guest OS will appear to all other machines on the
network as just-another-physical-PC. This is the most common configuration.
Important: Your Virtual PC will be on the network just like any other "real"
PC. This means you need to worry about nasty stuff like viruses and the
like. Always run anti-virus software in your guest operating system.
"Shared networking (NAT)" - the guest OS will share the network card in your
host PC in every way. It will "piggyback" on your connection using your IP
address, your MAC address, etc. This differs from the previous option in that
your guest OS will not get its own IP address and some machines on the network
may not be able to access services running on your guest OS.
(NAT 模式 guest PC 可以連外, 外面無法連 guest PC)