I'm new to virtualBox so please bear with me.

I have a win 7 Ultimate N host (my physical machine) I have a virtual machine with win 2008 server running sharepoint which I want to access from public internet.

My Host virtual IP: My Host physical IP:

MY Virtual machine (Guest) IP:

WHat I have done so far....

  1. Activated NAT adapter and using the port forward option: Host: Host port: 10000 Guest: Guest port: 80

  2. On my router/modem's firewall forwarded port 10000 requests to:

  3. Rebooted Virtual Machine.

However, when I browse even from my physical machine to: nothing happens. And when I click diagnose in IE, it finally gives me: "The remote device or resource wont accept the connection".

I can browse the sharepoint site from my physical machine by using the virtual box ip address and machine name:

SO I turned off windows firewall, but still mo joy.


You may want to consider switching the guest over to using bridged networking instead. This means the guest will request it's own address from your NAT:ing modem. If you can tell your modem to assign a specific IP, you can then make sure your server gets a persistent address that the modem can forward too.

This of course still requires firewalls to be properly configured or turned off.

  • Do i need to get my modem to assign an ip to the guest machine?
    – Perplexed
    Aug 24 '12 at 12:52
  • 2
    OK after changing to bridged connection, my guest gets assigned an ipaddress from the modem automatically ( I can now browse the website using this ipaddress however, after I put a port forwarding rule into my modem/router to send any requests for port 12000 to this ip address, i cannot access the website using my <public ip>:12000
    – Perplexed
    Aug 24 '12 at 15:24

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