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I need to setup a network of virtual boxes in two laptops. Each laptop has one virtual box. The laptops are connected using a crossover cable. I have set the IPs to for the laptops and for the Virtual boxes and used bridged connection. The problem is that I can not ping from the first laptop's VirtualBox the virtual box of the second and vice versa. any ideas? thanks thodoris


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What operating systems are the hosts and guests? –  Iain Jan 28 '11 at 9:03
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OK problem solved. I use windows hosts and ubuntu guests. There was a problem with the windows firewalls... Now everything works fine, but still when I ping from a ubuntu guest to a host windows machine I get no response while when I ping from the windows to ubuntu I see the machine. the problem is considered solved since I can communicate between the two virtual boxes.

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