just spent most of last night getting KIES installed and recognising my sgs on XP running through a Linux VirtualBox (virtual machine emulator which allows me to run windows in Ubuntu Linux).
For info on how i did this feel free to contact me through this forum
I am running kies_188.8.131.5283, which i downloaded.
The XP install connects to the internet fine (ie internet explorer works as i'm on it now), though it is a little slow. However when i try to update the kies software, when prompted, i get a message saying that there is no internet connection. I have tried through wireless, ethernet cable and even through the pc internet option when connecting the phone via usb.
Any ideas? does the connection need to be a particular speed for KIES to be able to download updates (and hopefully an upgrade to 2.2)?