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Parallels and the new Wireless Network

We’re still working our way through the new wireless, finding and fixing problems.One that has reared its head is that it does not play nice with Parallels. Well, more to the point, it doesn’t play well with multiple IP addresses for a single wireless client. We’ll look into this and see if it’s something we can fix.In the meantime, you can get around this. First of all, you need to get the latest version of Parallels. It’s not released yet, but it’s in Release Candidate and is expected to go full release very soon. Your license entitles you to the upgrade.You can get it here:http://www.parallels.com/en/products/desktop/beta_testing/It’s got some nice features, too. After you’ve upgraded (and installed the new version of Parellels Tools on your VM if applicable), you’ll want to shut down your virtual machine, then edit its network settings to use Shared networking. This creates a NAT setup on your machine. You should now be good to go.Update: Dinesh Kaushik sent the following to the mac-users mailing list:

I will warn everyone about this version of Parallels. This is the one that crashed itself in a terrible way and caused file system error on my hard drive. I was able to fix the MacOS file system error (in a long way) but the virtual machine file is still unreadable by Parallels. The error message given by Parallels is not helpful. If I boot from XP CD and try to repair the virtual machine, Parallels just hangs.Dinesh

We’ll update this posting as more information comes to light.  I will add I’ve upgraded three installations thus far with no issues thus far.

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Written by Craig Stacey

February 2, 2007 at 7:09 am

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