Ubuntu: VirtualBox - How to connect LAN computers to Windows XP Guest


I have software in a Windows XP Guest that acts as a server. I need to have my LAN computers connect to it. Is the best way to use a bridged connection? Is there another way?

I've tried setting up a bridged connection, and so far, it has an internet connection using br0, but the local computers on the LAN cannot access it.

Oh, and I'm using Ubuntu 14.04LTS 64-bit, and VirtualBox 4.3.10.


br0?!!! seems to me like you have created a bridged connection in the host OS (Ubuntu), which is not the correct way. (misleading similar names?)

Instead go to VirtualBox, Select your Guest machine:

  1. Settings â†' Network
  2. Check Enable Network Adapter, Set attached to Bridged Adapter, Select the Name of your network interface which is connected to the same network of other clients (LAN machines).

    bridged network adapter for virtual box

  3. Don't forget to configure (or just disable) Windows Firewall on the guest. If you don't do this, it won't respond to pings, for example.


you can do it by File -> Preference -> network -> add host only network

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and add 2nd adapter on virtual device settings -> network -> adapter2 click checkbox and select host only adapter enter image description here

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