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Windows 7: Internet connectivity problems with VMware Player involving DHCP


23 Jul 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Internet connectivity problems with VMware Player involving DHCP

I recently successfully installed Windows 8 on my computer. After months and months of tireless research I finally found the root of the problem. I right clicked my wireless internet and went to network and sharing center. Below it shows a bench that said Unidentified network, and it had my VMware Network Adapter listed. I didnt understand why my internet would not work if it said it was on, but then i saw No Internet access. So the only thing i couldnt think of was my computer didn't trust VMWare to share internet with my Windows 8 Consumer Preview OS. I then clicked on VMware Network Adapter and selected the diagnose button. Windows Network Diagnostics popped up and said the following.


Windows Network Diagnostics
Issues found
DHCP is not enabled for "VMware Network Adapter VMnet"
DHCP is not enabled for "VMware Network Adapter VMnet"


Detected
Automatically update your network settings Completed


Issues found
Detection details
6
DHCP is not enabled for "VMware Network Adapter VMnet"Detected


I then thought, hey. I could just enable DHCP and i'd be in business. But of course i run into another problem, how do i enable DHCP? So I searched and didn't find an answer. I attempted to get my computer to fix the problem itsself but it would not fix it. Can anyone please tell me how to get this problem fixed so my VMware internet will work?


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23 Jul 2012   #2

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I'm no expert on such things but I did located a page with several Tutorials you might want to take a look through.
Tutorial search - Windows 7 Forums
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23 Jul 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I was still unable to find a helpful topic

this information might help:
Internet connection: Wireless
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24 Jul 2012   #4

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Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Have you tried these settings?

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This is what works for me on my Windows 8.

I have those same messages too if I run the diagnostics.


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25 Jul 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Actually, I already did have NAT so that isnt it. I am so fed up with this internet connection i'm ready to do a teamviewer session.

If anyone is willing to help me through teamviewer i'd be very greatful.
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25 Jul 2012   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

I don't mind having a look through teamviewer for you, don't post your ID or password in here though, we'll have to work something out since you can't Private Message yet.

Edit: Check your PM.
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27 Oct 2012   #7

Windows 8 64 bit
 
 
Did you guys find a solution

I just updated to Windows 8 and need to use VMware player for a class. Any solution to this problem or a walkthrough to get more specific with it?
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21 Apr 2013   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
hope this helps

source: VMware Communities: How to enable DHCP for a vmnic?

I also had this problem and it drove me crazy. Finally I found some solution online. It's in the last reply (by rwatsh) in the given link above. I just typed in the following two lines in the vmware terminal and suddenly the network began to work. Saved my life!

ifconfig eth0 192.168.1.102 netmask 255.255.255.0 broadcast 192.168.1.255

dhclient eth0
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