VirtualBox networking issue on intrepid

Brian McKee brian.mckee at
Tue Dec 2 18:12:31 UTC 2008

On Tue, Dec 2, 2008 at 10:49 AM, drew einhorn <drew.einhorn at> wrote:
> My laptop is set up for dhcp with a wired connection to the local network.
> VirtualBox is installed on the laptop using NAT networking and it works.
> If I take the laptop to another location, and use the wireless to connect to
> another network and establish a connection using dhcp, I get an ipnumber in
> a different subnet. Networking works fine on the laptop but not from within
> the virtualbox virtual machine (Windows 2000).  If I take the laptop back to
> the original location and plug back into the wired network everything works
> againfrom both the intrepid host os  and from within virtualbox  guest.
> Obviously something needs to be reset when I move, but so far nothing I've
> tried works.
> I did not have this problem on hardy.

Any chance the subnet the virtual machine is on happens to be the same
subnet the real machine ends up on when you move it?

That would cause an issue similar to what you are reporting...


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