[vbox-dev] Guest OS IP address

Stéphane Charette stephanecharette at gmail.com
Sun Apr 17 11:25:38 PDT 2011

You have 2 options:  use bridged adapter mode for your guest in which case
your home router will give your guest a 192.168.* address.  Otherwise, if
you stay in NAT mode, you'll need to setup port forwarding.


On Sun, Apr 17, 2011 at 08:54, Vincent Yau <vyau1234 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi:
> I am trying to figure out the IP addr of my guest OS.  Vbox network
> config is using "NAT" and I have no special port-forwarding setup.
> On my guest OS (Linux), my IP is
> I am able to go outside to internet.
> On my host OS (Window 7), all IP is from my router in the 192.168* range.
> The entry under "Ethernet adapter VirtualBox host-only network" is
> listing an IP of
> If I want to "ssh" from my host (Win 7) to my guest (linux), what is
> the guest IP addr should I be using?
> Or do I need to setup some special port forwarding mechanism on VBox?
> Thanks
> --Vincent
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