Hi, I’m a beginner in networking, so I might not explain my situation very well..
I’m trying desperately to establish a network connection between a real computer and a virtual one.. (all on my laptop)
and the main purpose of this network is to make two programs coded in Python talking to each other through the network
The virtual program that I’m using is (Virtual PC 2007)
The (host) is running on Windows7 Home Premium
The client (the virtual computer) is running on Windows XP SP3
After hundreds attempts to find tutorials explaining the setup of network connection between these computers, I found one article and the steps went ok, but the result wasn’t!!
This is the article:
After I tried the ping command (this term was very new to me), I think it shows me that there was no successful connection between the computers because it says that the sent packets from the host to the client was Zero..
A quick look says routing. Unless your using a 255.255.0.0 subnet mask (instead of the standard 255.255.255.0 for 192.168.x.x subnets) or have a router you're not going to be able to ping between a 192.168.1 and 192.168.0 subnet
Why do you need a loopback adapter? The only reason you'd need to do this is if your not connected to any networks.
If your host PC is connected to a network, all you need to do is start the VM. The default networking option for VPC2007 uses the host NIC and would put your virtual machine on the same network as your host PC.
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