Use Host-Only Network Settings
Parallels Desktop provides a closed network that is accessible only to Mac OS X and Windows. Mac OS X is connected to this network via the Parallels Host-Only Networking adapter automatically created on your Mac during the Parallels Desktop installation. The addresses for Windows are provided by the Parallels DHCP server.
To configure Windows to use Host-Only Networking:
- Do one of the following:
- Option-click (Alt-click) the Parallels icon in the menu bar and choose Configure.
- If the Parallels Desktop menu bar is visible at the top of the screen, choose Virtual Machine > Configure.
- Click Hardware and then click Network.
- In the Network pane, make sure that the Connected and Host-Only Network options are selected.
Note: In the MAC address field, you can change the MAC address currently assigned to Windows. MAC addresses are automatically generated when you first set up Windows. However, you can modify the default MAC address by typing another value in the MAC address field or clicking the Generate button. When entering a new MAC address, make sure that it is unique within your network.
For the information about troubleshooting networking problems, refer to the Parallels knowledge base available at the Parallels website.