Virtual PC 2007 Released; Why Won’t It Use My WiFi Card?

Technology
Virtual PC 2007 Released; Why Won’t It Use My WiFi Card?

Caution - Ubuntu Edgy Eft.png

Microsoft just released Virtual PC 2007, which brings full support for Windows Vista as a guest and host operating system. If you have a wired and wireless connection in your computer, you might find that Virtual PC has ignored the wireless card during setup, but complains loudly about not being able to use that connection when you run a virtual machine.

To solve this problem, get to the network connection properties. In Vista, you can right-click on the network icon in the notification area, select Network and Sharing Center, then select Manage Network Connections. In the window that appears, find your wireless network connection, right-click on it, then choose properties. Check the box labeled Virtual Machine Network Services, and click OK:

WirelessNetworkConnectionProperties.png

Related

  • Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 – Link
  • Virtual Machine Additions for Linux – Link
  • VMWare Workstation 6.0 Beta (with Vista host Support) – Link
Discuss this article with the rest of the community on our Discord server!
Tagged

I'm a tinkerer and finally reached the point where I fix more things than I break. When I'm not tinkering, I'm probably editing a book for Maker Media.

View more articles by Brian Jepson

ADVERTISEMENT

Ready to dive into the realm of hands-on innovation? This collection serves as your passport to an exhilarating journey of cutting-edge tinkering and technological marvels, encompassing 15 indispensable books tailored for budding creators.

FEEDBACK