Ubuntu 12.10 - VirtualBox not sharing internet with guest system

Posted by Fernando Briano on Ask Ubuntu See other posts from Ask Ubuntu or by Fernando Briano
Published on 2012-12-04T16:38:59Z Indexed on 2012/12/04 17:20 UTC
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I went from ArchLinux to Ubuntu on my dev box. I use VirtualBox to test web sites on Windows and IE. I have my Windows 7 VirtualBox image running on Ubuntu's VirtualBox. Back with ArchLinux, internet worked "out of the box" on the Windows boxes. I left the default options on the box's Network Options (NAT).

The Windows machine shows as "connected to ethernet" but reports:

The dns server isn't responding

So I can't access Internet from there. I tried searching for Ubuntu's official docs but they seem pretty outdated. I tried using my old boxes from Arch (which boot normally but have no internet) and creating a new box from Ubuntu itself, but still get the same results.

Update: I'm using VirtualBox 4.1.18 from Ubuntu's repository (apt-get install virtualbox).

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