Network timeout..cannot pull images

My current operating system is Windows 10 and
I have installed Virtual Box and then added an Ubuntu VM on top of that. I installed the docker-engine on Ubuntu and I added the insecure-registry.
But when I am trying to pull the always says “Network timed out error”. I have tried most of the suggestions from Google, but to no success.
I cannot even pull images from public DockerHub like docker pull hello-world

Please do help me .

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  • I am doing the commands in the following order

    sudo docker pull hello-world


    using default tag : latest
    Pulling repository
    Network timed out while trying to connect to You may want to check your internet connection or if you are behind proxy.

    My admin team confirms that we are not using any proxies in the company.

    Few more details

    • Operating System : Windows 10
    • Virtual Box : 5.1.2
    • VM : Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    • Docker : 1.11.2

    I am struggling with this not sure what is happening..Please help me.

    Thanks and appreciate your feedback.

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  • One Solution collect form web for “Network timeout..cannot pull images”

    I had the same issue.
    For me it was a network problem in VirtualBox. I configures network ‘Adapter 1’ as the following (attached to-> NAT and Port Forwarding (name:ssh,Protocol:TCP,Host IP:, Host Port:22, Guest IP:,Guest Protocol:22)).

    I hope it helps, regards!

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