New to it all

I just got a PC not to long ago and wanted to start baiting! I downloaded a VM from VMBox or something like that and a windows xp iOS. I can get everything set up to run but I cannot make the vm connect to the internet. If I click enough things I love the internet to my main PC. Is there a trick to this that I’m missing? I have a USB wifi adapter. Should I use an ethernet cord? Thanks in advance! Sorry if I’m posting in the wrong spot.

what ips does ur usb wifi dongle list ??? if its 169.254 its poison pill tech , me thinx.I wud try 2 set ur ip properties to manual . And maybe uncheck ipv6. And Always reboot yer router every day, And Always after gettin hijacked ips .