Wireless enabling XP on Virtual PC - Wireless

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  1. Wireless enabling XP on Virtual PC

    Does anyone know how to get a wireless internet connection on XP running on
    Virtual PC? I have set up XP Pro SP2 running over Vista Ultimate on a
    wireless-enabled Toshiba laptop using a Thomson router to connect through
    Explorer and my ISP, Aol. Microsoft told me XP SP3 would do the trick, so I
    spent the afternoon downloading and installing it - but of course it doesn't.
    I don't know whether the XP desktop on Virtual PC would see an ethernet
    connection to the router but I don't want to do that if I can help it because
    it messes up the wireless on the router and I have to keep resetting it.
    I'm using the VPC environment to run a specialist app that doesn't like
    Vista and I may have to send direct from XP so I'm keen to get it going if I
    can.
    Any ideas? Thanks in advance for any help I get.
    --
    Terry

  2. Re: Wireless enabling XP on Virtual PC

    Hi
    Virtual PC (VPC) has a "Fixed" set of emulated devices. The Network
    connection of the VPC is a wired Intel 10/100 NIC.
    If the Host computer's connection is Wireless the VPC would use this
    connection, but it would be used a though it is wire connection since the
    VPC has a wire NIC and can not handle direct Wireless connection.
    Jack (MS, MVP-Networking)

    "Terry" wrote in message
    news:02C44DB9-AAE5-4E8D-AA5C-3692EFA2817C@microsoft.com...
    > Does anyone know how to get a wireless internet connection on XP running
    > on
    > Virtual PC? I have set up XP Pro SP2 running over Vista Ultimate on a
    > wireless-enabled Toshiba laptop using a Thomson router to connect through
    > Explorer and my ISP, Aol. Microsoft told me XP SP3 would do the trick, so
    > I
    > spent the afternoon downloading and installing it - but of course it
    > doesn't.
    > I don't know whether the XP desktop on Virtual PC would see an ethernet
    > connection to the router but I don't want to do that if I can help it
    > because
    > it messes up the wireless on the router and I have to keep resetting it.
    > I'm using the VPC environment to run a specialist app that doesn't like
    > Vista and I may have to send direct from XP so I'm keen to get it going if
    > I
    > can.
    > Any ideas? Thanks in advance for any help I get.
    > --
    > Terry



  3. Re: Wireless enabling XP on Virtual PC

    Terry wrote:
    ...........
    > I'm using the VPC environment to run a specialist app that doesn't like
    > Vista and I may have to send direct from XP so I'm keen to get it going if I
    > can.


    Vista has "application compatibility toolkit" that can help
    run that app even without VPC.

    Regards,
    --pa

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