Originally Posted by scottsee
Just run the vmware images in a host network setting, and when you want the hosts to access the internet just change the network settings to NAT in Vmware.
I thought you were talking about the host vmware machine, not the images..
Sorry about the confusion, I thought I mentioned what my actual intent was in the OP, but looking back I realized I did not
So, I just want to confirm that this is correct. When using VirtualBox, I have my Windows XP VM loaded. At the bottom, I right clicked on the Network Interfaces icon and clicked Network Adapters. I new box comes up with four tabs for network adapters (though only one is active, the rest are grayed out). So if I choose NAT in the drop down box, will the rest of my network by safe from any malware on the VM? I know vaguely that NAT is Network Address Translation and has to do with having multiple internal IPs under one external address (or something like that), but I don't really understand the impact of that on the rest of my network. Thanks so much for your help.