Windows 7: Seeing parent localhost from virtual machine

Hello all. Following a tutorial on this site I set up Windows XP VM’s with IE 6, IE 7 and IE 8 on my Windows 7 Ultimate machine (which is running IE 9). I have been working on a site and using apache under windows at localhost. How do I go about getting the virtual machines to see that host. I’m pretty sure I’ll need to remap their hosts files which I know how to do, but the rest I’m stumped on.

You have to use the local network IP address for the host computer, that can depend on how the network is configured for the VMs. 192.168.1.x is what most networks use.

So I’m guessing I need to locally static that address unless I want to do this a lot :slight_smile: