Ticket #735 (closed defect: fixed)
Bridging in Windows XP does not work properly with Wireless adapters
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Users of Windows XP are unable to create a proper bridge against a VirtualBox Host Interface when a wireless adapter is involved. Windows XP will show that the bridge was created successfully but connectivity is not present. This is due to lack of support for promiscuous mode in the majority of wireless adapters on the market.
A workaround has been identified that will resolve the issue but is not guaranteed to work for everyone.
Bridge May Not Work With a Non-Promiscuous Mode Network Adapter
And documentation in the Technet that mentions how network bridging works in Windows XP
Windows XP Bridging and Media Support for Home Networking