Mint in VMWare unable to get IP from DHCP

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sshark
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Mint in VMWare unable to get IP from DHCP

Post by sshark » Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:01 am

My Mint 18 is a guest in the VMWare Workstation 14 with the Bridged network. I have no issue with the network using fixed IP. However, if I switch to using automatic IP i.e. request an IP from my Linksys router DHCP server, the network interface will forever be down. It keeps sending discovery requests,

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Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client 4.3.3
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Listening on LPF/eth0/00:0c:29:7a:76:d2
Sending on   LPF/eth0/00:0c:29:7a:76:d2
Sending on   Socket/fallback
DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 3 (xid=0x570b3223)
DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 6 (xid=0x570b3223)
DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 9 (xid=0x570b3223)
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The host machine (Windows 10) has no issue with the DHCP server. How do I fix this? Thanks

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Re: Mint in VMWare unable to get IP from DHCP

Post by tocals » Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:42 am

Hi,

When you use bridge NIC on VMware, you need a external dhcp service to distribute the IP.

Change the network config to use a VM NIC with NAT and try again.

Check the Virtual Network Editor if NAT is marked (default) to use local DHCP service to distribute IP address to VMs

Regards

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