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I'm running virtualbox in bridged mode on a windows host.

ifconfig returns this:

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Here's the etc../interfaces file:

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here's the output of ifconfig -a:

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How can I force it to grab an IP address from the dhcp?

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Is windows host using DHCP? It is not the MAC address filetring on router's side coming into action? Why not then use NAT settings on VM setup?

  • great idea, will try to do the NAT setup right now, can you please tell me whats the difference? – l--''''''---------'''''''''''' Jun 27 '13 at 20:21
  • NAT setup did indeed assign an IP, however when i try to ping that IP from the host machine, i am getting DESTINATION UNREACHABLE – l--''''''---------'''''''''''' Jun 27 '13 at 20:23
  • Then the virtualisation acts as yet another router and routes traffic to separated subnet dedicated for virtual machines. – Dee Jun 27 '13 at 20:23
  • ups.. something bad should be with your virtualised OS. Did you restart it? – Dee Jun 27 '13 at 20:24
  • Try to restart networking sudo service networking restart or to go with eth0 down and up sudo ifconfig eth0 down and sudo ifconfig eth0 up. – Dee Jun 27 '13 at 21:07

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