I have a client that insists on separating the internet from their work network, and not for any good reason other than they are paranoid. Currently they have two networks and two computers. They are getting new computers and I was wondering if I could give the Windows 7 host a static IP and leave the gateway blank while sill allowing the XP machine to obatin or assign an IP to get on the internet. I'm assuming that if the XP virtual adapter uses NAT that it probably won't work, but I wasn't sure if XP mode support direct access to the adapter. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!