Hey guys! vkanth ( OK now this may sound wierd or better, silly. I've just assigned a static IP on my Network Adaptor on the host and changed the network settings in the VPC to use the adaptor directly, not using the MS Loopback. I've also assigned a static IP within the Guest OS N/W and also disabled the Loopback adaptor to be doubly sure. Now I don't get IP conflicts and can connect to Internet from the Guest OS! Now I could've tried this before going the Loopback route ) Can you explain to me step by step how did you do all this ? It would be much appreciated Thanx in advance!