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Windows 7: VMware Workstation 9 - Help setting up "host-only" network

11 Sep 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home 32-bit
VMware Workstation 9 - Help setting up "host-only" network

Hi all,

I've installed VMware Workstation 9 on my Windows 7, and also installed a virtual machine running Windows XP (SP3). It's all running fine, except for the network on the vm. If I set the network adapter on the vm to "NAT", the connection works fine. However, I want to use a "host-only" network for several reasons, and this kind of connection doesn't seem to work.

A few more details:
- It seems as though WinXP is connected (the usual internet icon on the bottom left is connected).
- pinging any site doesn't work, but pinging to "Ethernet adapter VMware Network Adapter VMnet1" (I see this when I do ipconfig on my host pc) does work, so it is connected to something virtual..
- But pinging to the "Wireless LAN adapter wireless Network Connection", which I guess is my realy network, doesn't work.

On my host PC, I do see in the "network and sharing center" that there's a separate "VMware Network Adapter VMnet1", it's identified as a public network (unidentified network) and it says "no internet access".

I'm guessing there's something simple like allowing the adapter on my host PC to connect to the internet, but I don't see how this is done...

Any help would be much appreciated!

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