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Windows 7: VMWare Server NAT problem

11 Feb 2009   #1
Enridis

 
VMWare Server NAT problem

I am using VMWare Server 2 on my Windows 7 Workstation.

Guest OS is FreeBSD, but it is not important.

I could not connect to any host (except master IP) from Guest OS when I am using NAT. But I can ping any host. I have not problems when I use bridget network.

I have tried to disable Windows Firewall - no changes.

This configuration has worked in Windows Vista ideal. I have submited feedback to MS.

May be anybody have any idea?


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25 Feb 2009   #2
Forman

Windows 7 7000 64bit
 
 

Seems like the same trouble I´ve been having.

I run Ubuntu and Fedora with VMware Workstation, and I can ping all I want, but thats it. Only way I can get it to work is running bridged.

I prefer bridge tho, so it dosen´t matter to me. But youre not the only one with problems running NAT networking on VM guest.
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01 May 2009   #3
chluk2425

 
 

but how did you get it to connect via bridge?
i've tried a lot of different ways but still can't get my xubuntu connect to the internet.....
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01 May 2009   #4
Forman

Windows 7 7000 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chluk2425 View Post
but how did you get it to connect via bridge?
i've tried a lot of different ways but still can't get my xubuntu connect to the internet.....
I just select Bridge in VMware control panel, and then I enter IP-info manually on the guest.
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01 May 2009   #5
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Enridis View Post
I am using VMWare Server 2 on my Windows 7 Workstation.

Guest OS is FreeBSD, but it is not important.

I could not connect to any host (except master IP) from Guest OS when I am using NAT. But I can ping any host. I have not problems when I use bridget network.

I have tried to disable Windows Firewall - no changes.

This configuration has worked in Windows Vista ideal. I have submited feedback to MS.

May be anybody have any idea?

Hi there
VMWARE has a problem with NAT in W7. You'll have to use "Bridged".

Will be fixed later. (Both vmware server and workstation)

Her's the answer to a question I posted on the vmware site.
VMware Communities: Windows 7 - both X-64 and X-86 NAT Broken

Cheers
jimbo
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01 May 2009   #6
chluk2425

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Forman View Post
I just select Bridge in VMware control panel, and then I enter IP-info manually on the guest.
you mean Bridge in VMWare, do you mean double click the little green adapter then select Host Only?

and another problem is, i know it's not under network anymore, i can't uninstall the vmware anymore, whenever i uninstall it, it said cannot connect to host sth like that....
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01 May 2009   #7
Forman

Windows 7 7000 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chluk2425 View Post
you mean Bridge in VMWare, do you mean double click the little green adapter then select Host Only?

and another problem is, i know it's not under network anymore, i can't uninstall the vmware anymore, whenever i uninstall it, it said cannot connect to host sth like that....
Here you go

Not sure whats up with it not letting you uninstall tho. Should be easy from the "Add/Remove programs" in Control Panel.


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01 May 2009   #8
chluk2425

 
 

but then did you change any settings in vmware and inside your guest machine?
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01 May 2009   #9
Forman

Windows 7 7000 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chluk2425 View Post
but then did you change any settings in vmware and inside your guest machine?
Im not sure what you mean. The picured I attached is VMware settings. But on the guest I only entered the IPs manually. IE. static IP.
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02 May 2009   #10
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
just leave the VM's network setting as "Obtain automatically via DHCP".

VMWare's virtual DHCP will manage all the network conversions to a real IP address

for example for a windows XP virtual machine here's an image of it's "virtual" network setting. (See attachment).

BTW no probs in runnimg VMWARE virtual machines and "W7 in XP compatability mode" with virtual PC concurrently -- so long as your Real machine has enough RAM -- that's normally the problem resource in running a lot of VM's --CPU power is more than adequate usually.

Cheers
jimbo


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