Re: I need my Virtualbox VM to be able to ping my local network
What OS is the print server running?
First just make sure that the guest XP OS network settings are right. Click on your VM while it's not running, click "Settings", then click "Network". Change the "Attached to" dropdown to "Bridged Adapter". This will allow the guest OS to pull its own IP from your router instead of your host OS, thus allowing it to see other machines on the network. See the attached screenshot.
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