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Share Parallels' Windows XP connection with OS X Network
My hotel room only has a modem with Windows drivers, so I got it running under Parallels Desktop Windows XP. However, I wanted to check my email with Apple Mail, so I found this solution:
  1. Set Parallels Desktop' Network Options to "Host-only network"
  2. Start Windows and run the XP Network Setup Wizard
  3. Share Your direct Connection
  4. Open OS X's Network System Preferences panel, and refresh your automatic DHCP address from your local built-in Ethernet. If your Ethernet takes a long time to refresh, and ends up with a random adress like 160.145.5.25 or so, check the Windows network again, and enable the Netbios function for DHCP. It should then get an Adress like 192.168.0.2 or 10.0.0.2.
It runs pretty well, too -- congratulations to Parallels for making the Windows drivers work directly ... wow!
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Share Parallels' Windows XP connection with OS X
Authored by: chabig on Apr 13, '07 08:09:32AM

Hmmm. As an airline pilot I travel a lot, and I've never stayed in a hotel room where they provided a dial up modem in each room.



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Share Parallels' Windows XP connection with OS X
Authored by: Louije on Apr 13, '07 08:30:44AM

It must be a USB modem. Those seldom work with Mac OS X.



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Share Parallels' Windows XP connection with OS X
Authored by: xeroply on Apr 13, '07 09:34:07AM

Most high-speed wired connections in hotels, in my experience, offer either Ethernet or USB as a connection option. Ethernet is always a better bet if available as you won't have to go through any driver issues at all. But for cases where it's not, this is a great hint!



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Share Parallels' Windows XP connection with OS X
Authored by: Scripter12 on Apr 13, '07 12:29:44PM

It is really rare, but I did encounter one hotel in the last several years that only supported windows. (Richmond, VA) They offered free access by Ethernet. However, when I accessed with Safari it didn't show any useful information. When I accessed by IE via XP and Parallels then it brought up a page asking you to click the usual stuff to accept terms and conditions. Possibly if I had used the debug menu in Safari to spoof IE it might have worked.



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Share Parallels' Windows XP connection with OS X
Authored by: junkiesxl on Apr 16, '07 01:55:46AM
I've had a problem where I couldn't login over VPN to my windows shares at work, maybe this will work.
And for the curious here's the problem and solution

http://allinthehead.com/retro/218/accessing-a-windows-2003-share-from-os-x

Unfortunately the sysadmin doesn't play nice :)

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