A quick blurb – one thing about setting up the networks from Georgia Weidman’s Penetration Testing book is that she has the networks as bridged. Which is nice, until you start setting up your own static IPs. I use an Apple Express which has Class A public IPs (10.0.1.1 – 10.0.1.254), so I set my static IPs for XP and Windows 7 in that range. If you hop on a network that is in the Class C public IP space (192.168.1.1 – 192.168.1.254), it isn’t going to work. I remembered this when I started using the VMs at the coffee shop rather than home. The solution? Either revert back to DHCP to get on the Internet or create another network, this one should be a NAT (Network Address Translation). This way the VM creates its own NAT behind the LAN/WLAN router. I am going to then disable it after I get what I need from the Internet.