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    Need Help with Parallels and Airport

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    Need Help with Parallels and Airport
    So I finally got around to installing parallels just for kicks for a few games and random applications. I hardly use it but I'm the type that likes to be able to do things just in case and for the heck of them.

    I've been messing around with it and I'm happy with the way you can switch back and forth between full-screen modes.

    Here is the catch:

    I can't figure out how to get parallels to recognize my airport and connect to the internet.

    Anybody have any quick tips?

    I am running vista btw.

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    Need Help with Parallels and Airport
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    Hey Aubie16,

    I installed Parallels a few weeks back myself, though I didn't experience the problem with the internet I can imagine that may be you need to install the Parallels Tools and also go to the Virtual Machine settings and make sure that the Network Adapter is installed.

    Below I attached a document that has some picture pictures.

    Make sure that your Network Card (ie Airport) is enabled.

    Cheers
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    Need Help with Parallels and Airport

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    thanks!

    all i needed to do was install parallel tools. not sure why but I assumed that was installed when I did the regular instillation. doh!

    now another issue...

    I have 1GB of RAM at the moment (waiting on newegg's deliver of the 2 1GB sticks, which I expect will help parallels run much quicker.

    anyways, it is only recognized 512 ram at the moment. is it normal for parallels to only recognize half the memory?

    when I install the new memory should I expect it to recognize it automatically and jump to 1000MB?

    again thanks for the help!

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    Need Help with Parallels and Airport
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    I am glade I was able to help.

    As per your Memory question, in Parallels you actually have the option to adjust how much Memory is allotted to the Virtual Machine. It does default to 512 MB, but You can boost it up. I have mine set up to 1GB.

    What you need to do is again go to Configuration (You can also click on Edit > Virtual Machine) and thats gonna open the VM Configuration window. From that select memory and use the slider bar to Increase the Memory.
    Attached is a picture of what its supposed to look like

    And yes 2GB will give Parallels a boost. from a lot of members here it seems that 2GB is the Sweet spot for Parallels.

    Cheers
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    Need Help with Parallels and Airport

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    Great. I'm all set!

    Appreciate it.

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    Need Help with Parallels and Airport
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    No worries. Glade I was able to help, have fun with Parallels

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