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Windows 7: VMWare Workstation cant connect to the Internet


23 Apr 2009   #1

win 7
 
 
VMWare Workstation cant connect to the Internet

i have windows 7 build 7077
and i have latest vmware version 6.5.2

but i couldnt make it connect internet

i installed win xp and it cant connect internet through nat

i need to make it really important pls help

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23 Apr 2009   #2

W7 X-64 RTM,SUSE 11.1, XP PRO SP3 as a VM, VMware ESXi
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cefurkan View Post
i have windows 7 build 7077
and i have latest vmware version 6.5.2

but i couldnt make it connect internet

i installed win xp and it cant connect internet through nat

i need to make it really important pls help
Hi there
1) can the HOST machine connect to the Internet -- this might be obvious but often the Simplest solutions tend to be the correct answer.

2) Is the Virtual adapter connected AND enabled.

3) Firewalls / router blocking the Virtual XP machine.

Incidentally when I did a Windows 7 Upgrade I couldn't get VM networking to work at all until I'd re-installed vmware.

If you did a Windows 7 Upgrade just re-install vmware (and vmware tools onve the vm is powerd on).

Normally NAT is no problem.

You could also try changing the Networking to "Bridged" although this can give problems if your HOST adapter is a Wireless adapter.

enc XP vm version 6.5.2 running on Windows 7 x-64 build 7077 -- no probs

Cheers

jimbo


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23 Apr 2009   #3

win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi there
1) can the HOST machine connect to the Internet -- this might be obvious but often the Simplest solutions tend to be the correct answer.

2) Is the Virtual adapter connected AND enabled.

3) Firewalls / router blocking the Virtual XP machine.

Incidentally when I did a Windows 7 Upgrade I couldn't get VM networking to work at all until I'd re-installed vmware.

If you did a Windows 7 Upgrade just re-install vmware (and vmware tools onve the vm is powerd on).

Normally NAT is no problem.

You could also try changing the Networking to "Bridged" although this can give problems if your HOST adapter is a Wireless adapter.

enc XP vm version 6.5.2 running on Windows 7 x-64 build 7077 -- no probs

Cheers

jimbo
ofc host can connect internet
bridged doesnt work since i have to use static ip and it tries to take another ip and our dormitory doesnt give dynamic ip atm
dhcp disabled at dormitory network

i can ping the virtual machine so nothing blocks it

i use vmware at windows xp before without any problem

my host is not wireless

win xp sp3 VMWARE version 6.5.2 running on Windows 7 x-32 build 7077 -- i have damn this problem
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23 Apr 2009   #4

W7 X-64 RTM,SUSE 11.1, XP PRO SP3 as a VM, VMware ESXi
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cefurkan View Post
ofc host can connect internet
bridged doesnt work since i have to use static ip and it tries to take another ip and our dormitory doesnt give dynamic ip atm
dhcp disabled at dormitory network

i can ping the virtual machine so nothing blocks it

i use vmware at windows xp before without any problem

my host is not wireless

win xp sp3 VMWARE version 6.5.2 running on Windows 7 x-32 build 7077 -- i have damn this problem

Hi there
if DHCP is disabled in your Dorm then proceed as follows.

It's a pain as you'll have to do it every time.

1) Get the HOST IP address and DNS from Control panel ===>Network adapter ==> properties or from Network / sharing center.

2) in the VM XP machine go to the Virtal adapter network settings
change get IP automatically with the IP address of your Host
You'll also need the DNS of the ISP server.
The default get via DHCP is set in the vmware adpter -- but you can't use this as DHCP is disabled in your case.

In my case (the default one) DHCP is enabled

Enc diagram

Cheers
jimbo


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23 Apr 2009   #5

win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi there
if DHCP is disabled in your Dorm then proceed as follows.

It's a pain as you'll have to do it every time.

1) Get the HOST IP address and DNS from Control panel ===>Network adapter ==> properties or from Network / sharing center.

2) in the VM XP machine go to the Virtal adapter network settings
change get IP automatically with the IP address of your Host
You'll also need the DNS of the ISP server.
The default get via DHCP is set in the vmware adpter -- but you can't use this as DHCP is disabled in your case.

In my case (the default one) DHCP is enabled

Enc diagram

Cheers
jimbo

you tell me to do it at nat or at bridged

because at bridged it gives ip error since same ip cant be exist on same network

at nat it didnt work
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23 Apr 2009   #6

win 7
 
 

the problem is about nat service

at bridged i tried my room mate ip and it works

but icant use it cuz dormitory give everbody 1 ip
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23 Apr 2009   #7

W7 X-64 RTM,SUSE 11.1, XP PRO SP3 as a VM, VMware ESXi
 
 

Hi there
I've been playing around with this stuff

It does seem that there's a problem with NAT on Windows 7 build 7077.

I tried booting up a HOST Windows XP machine. It's on my same network so no Router changes etc etc.

I then started same build of VMARE on the XP machine -- and booted up the Identical VM I had on Windows 7.

NAT works fine


From IPCONFIG on the XP VM machine

it's "Virtual connection" is 192.168.23.129
Subnet mask is 255.255.255.0
Default gateway is 192.168.23.2

In Adapter settings

I've just left it to optain IP address automatically (use the "Virtual DHCP stuff".

On the HOST XP machine I've set the Virtual adapter (VMNET8)

Use following IP address 192.168.23.1
Subnet mask 255.255.255.0

Everything else blank.

Will have another go on Windows 7 to see if I can "get to the bottom of this".

Update

Windows 7 definitely is "Broken".
I tried NAT again with XP HOST and GUEST VM both with a WIRED and a WIRELESS connection

No problems

so definitly VMWARE workstation with NAT on Windows 7 HOST a problem.

I don't normally use NAT so this is why I never noticed this.

Cheers
jimbo
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23 Apr 2009   #8

W7 X-64 RTM,SUSE 11.1, XP PRO SP3 as a VM, VMware ESXi
 
 

Hi all
added to the Broken NAT service on Windows 7.

I've also reported it on the VMWARE workstation Forum.

VMware Communities: Windows 7 - both X-64 and X-86 NAT Broken

However being an "Unofficial Build" we might have to wait a bit for a proper Fix.

Cheers
jimbo
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23 Apr 2009   #9

win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi all
added to the Broken NAT service on Windows 7.

I've also reported it on the VMWARE workstation Forum.

VMware Communities: Windows 7 - both X-64 and X-86 NAT Broken

However being an "Unofficial Build" we might have to wait a bit for a proper Fix.

Cheers
jimbo
yes i posted too

i hope they listen
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23 Apr 2009   #10

W7 X-64 RTM,SUSE 11.1, XP PRO SP3 as a VM, VMware ESXi
 
 

Hi there
KevinG from Vmware has answered the post
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Reply2. Re: Windows 7 - both X-64 and X-86 NAT Broken Apr 23, 2009 10:52 AM


Windows 7 is NOT supported at this time because Windows 7 is only BETA software and not a released product.

After Windows 7 is released, support will be added for this host OS


So you may run into some issues with a untested host OS ..................

So you are out of luck at the moment.

VirtualPC or VirtualBox might work but I don't really want to bother with those ---I am lucky in that I can continue with "Bridged" Networking.

Cheers.
jimbo
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