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Windows 7: VMware Player 4.0 - unable to access internet

16 Jun 2012   #1
BobB9

Win 7 Home 64-bit
 
 
VMware Player 4.0 - unable to access internet

VMware Player 4.0 installed easily under Win 7 Home. Win XP Pro also installed easily but won't allow internet access. Err msg suggests DNS error or server problem (altho i tried several different websites).

Since i'm a newbie to VMware is there:
(1) a simple fix ?
(2) a checklist i can follow if re-install is needed ?

Thanx,
Bewildered Bob


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17 Jun 2012   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi Bob,

Do your VMWare settings look as shown below?

Regards,
Golden


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18 Jun 2012   #3
BobB9

Win 7 Home 64-bit
 
 

Hi Golden: YES the parameters are as you have recommended. However under Network Connections -> Local Area Connections the icon shows a big red X and err msg - "network cable unplugged". This is strange since the host (Win 7) is able to access the internet successfully using the same high-speed cable (i think). The ethernet cable connects the network adapter to a Linksys router and then to a high speed cable modem which allows access to the internet. Why would the guest (Win XP Pro) not be able to use the same hardware ? Thanx.

Bewildered Bob
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18 Jun 2012   #4
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi Bob,

I'm unsure. Could you try the Bridged setting and see if that works?

Regards,
Golden
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20 Jun 2012   #5
soadrocksever

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

I'd have to agree with the bridged mode. That will assign the VM it's own ip address
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21 Jun 2012   #6
BobB9

Win 7 Home 64-bit
 
 
Success at last !

Soadrocksever & Golden were both right on - the winning combo for me is : BRIDGED connection + replicate physical network connection state (check box) + connect at power on (check box).

Thanx for the helpful tips.

(no longer) Bewildered Bob
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21 Jun 2012   #7
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Well done Bob
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21 Jun 2012   #8
BobB9

Win 7 Home 64-bit
 
 
VMware Player works swell !!

Golden: Your help & patience are sincerely appreciated. If you are ever in my part of the world (near Orlando) i'll buy the beer & pizza.

GOOD ON YA MATE !!
Bob
Palm Bay, FL
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