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Windows 7: How can I ping my Virtual OS from the host and from another network

08 Nov 2012   #1

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How can I ping my Virtual OS from the host and from another network


I have three virtual OS (windows 2003)installed on my server (window 2008), I can ping it from within the network but I cannot reach it from outside the network. However, I can reach the host and any other physical pc from outside the network.

I also installed VMware 5.0 on my laptop running window 7. Windows XP is on the VW. it can ping the host but the host cannot ping it. I have set it to bridge but it is still not the host cannot still ping the OS on the VM.

Can anybody help!

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08 Nov 2012   #2

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers

Hi there
from OUTSIDE your router you have to know what the IP address that the Internet sees you as -- and in the case of most ISP's you will be allocated a DYNAMIC IP address.

So use something like no-ip (gives you a FREE IP address) which you can access from OUTSIDE the network

Then Port forward your router to access the machine(s) you want

Here's the site (FREE) - Managed DNS - Free Dynamic DNS - Managed Email - 100% Uptime Guaranteed

(If you have a static IP address then you can ping the Host without needing the Dynamic DNS type of software -- no problem --but to ping the VM's you'll STILL need to port forward the commands to the appropriate IP addresses of the VM's).

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