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    Able to ping one guest, but not its clone!?

    Hi all,

    I have this strange problem.

    I had 1 guest windows XP installation.
    I made a clone of its two hard-drives, and setup a new machine.

    Next, I changed both from NAT networks to bridge networks (i'm using VirtualBox 3.1.8 r61349 by the way)

    The problem is that I can ping the original machine, but I can't ping the clone. Both machines (original and clone) can ping out, and the clone can also ping the original.

    Any idea why this might be the case ? I have checked that the MAC addresses are different ... I changed the 'computer name' of hte clone from 'My Computer' to be different than the original ....

    Thanks for any insight.

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    Re: Able to ping one guest, but not its clone!?

    Quote Originally Posted by svaens View Post
    Hi all,

    I have this strange problem.

    I had 1 guest windows XP installation.
    I made a clone of its two hard-drives, and setup a new machine.

    Next, I changed both from NAT networks to bridge networks (i'm using VirtualBox 3.1.8 r61349 by the way)

    The problem is that I can ping the original machine, but I can't ping the clone. Both machines (original and clone) can ping out, and the clone can also ping the original.

    Any idea why this might be the case ? I have checked that the MAC addresses are different ... I changed the 'computer name' of hte clone from 'My Computer' to be different than the original ....

    Thanks for any insight.
    Code:
    arp -a
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    Re: Able to ping one guest, but not its clone!?

    Hi and thanks for the reply;

    Unfortunately I am not knowledgable enough to really take advantage of your assistance so far.

    In order to try to find out, I ran this command on both the linux host, and the two windows guests ..... but it didn't tell me much.

    host
    Code:
    sean@svUbuntuX2:~$ arp -a
    ? (192.168.0.4) at 08:00:27:5e:51:af [ether] on wlan0
    home.gateway (192.168.0.1) at 00:04:ed:ad:14:15 [ether] on wlan0
    sean@svUbuntuX2:~$
    guest 1 (able to ping this machine)

    No ARP entries found

    guest 2 (not able to ping this machine)

    No ARP entries found

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    Re: Able to ping one guest, but not its clone!?

    Update:

    ahh .... you didnt mean 'check the bloody windows firewall' by any chance, did you ?

    because that is what fixed it. Turn it off, .... now I can ping it.

    thanks!

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    Re: Able to ping one guest, but not its clone!?

    Quote Originally Posted by svaens View Post
    Update:

    ahh .... you didnt mean 'check the bloody windows firewall' by any chance, did you ?

    because that is what fixed it. Turn it off, .... now I can ping it.

    thanks!
    Then please mark the thread as solved.
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