MySQL Connector/ODBC won't connect to internal network

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http://ubuntuforums.org – I've got MySQL Connector/ODBC 5.1 installed on my Windows Vista laptop. I have MySQL 5.5.19 installed on the laptop, and was able to connect to it via the Windows Data Source Administrator app and the MySQL Connector/ODBC using a TCP/IP connection to 'localhost'. I could connect to the MySQL database both via the command-line client and via M$ Access and Excel. I also have Virtualbox installed with a LAMP server running on a host-only network. I can connect to the LAMP server via cmd.exe, PuTTY, Firefox, etc. I've modified the mysql configuration on the LAMP server to accept connections fro (Hardware)