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VMWare: No Internet Connection

VMWare: No Internet Connection

VMWare: No Internet Connection

I have a strange problem from just a few days ago, I lost internet access on my WindowsXP VM. I had it setup bridged directly to the physical network. It had it's own IP (172.16.x.x) address. It was working until this past Monday where I couldn't access the Internet anymore. I've looked at it's IP settings, and they're the same as they were before it was working.

I think I've tried just about every IP/network settings and have reinstalled and nothing still. What I want out of it for the VM to have internet access, and me be able to access it from my host machine.

Anyone know? I'll be glad to provide more info. Pulling my hair out right now. :) I'm running VMware Workstation 6.0.5 build-109488. Thanks!

RE: VMWare: No Internet Connection

Can you ping the virtual box from your physical box?
Can you do it the other way around?

Is there any reason you haven't upgraded to 6.5 yet?

The ip address that it gets, is that from a DHCP server on the network or from the VM DHCP server?


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RE: VMWare: No Internet Connection

Thanks for the reply.

Yeap, I can ping the virtual box from my physical box. The virtual box has an IP address from the network.

The IP that the virtual box gets is from the DHCP Server, not the VM DHCP. From the virtual box, I cannot ping anything on the network it seems.  

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