Windows 7 I can't connect to host OS using a Virtual Machine


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I have been using my laptop with no problems at home which has Windows 7 installed on the host and it has a virtual machine which is also Windows 7. But as I type this message, I am at my county's public library and I cannot get my VM to connect to the Internet. Regardless if my host OS is connected to the library's wireless router as Home, Work or Public setting, the VM gives me the following message in the Windows Network Diagnostic window:

"Local Area Connection" doesn't have a valid IP configuration

Please note, that I am trying to connect my VM on a Wireless router. When I click on repair as administrator, I get the following message:

If you are connected to a hotspot or domain network, contact your network administrator.

Then it suggests I unplug/plug the router. Any suggestions, other then for me to find the county's network administrator?

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