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VMware workstation 12 internet problems

Postby iamphil » Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:31 pm

I'm running mint 18 cinnamon as my host OS. I have a few programs that need windows, so I installed the 30 day trial of workstation 12 and Win7 as the virtual OS. I also have a dead network port on the motherboard. I've been using a Rosewill USB adaptor to connect to my router with no problem. But the virtual OS doesn't work through it. Device manager in Win7 shows a generic USB 10/100/1000 USB network adaptor. I can see and connect to the host OS shared file, but can't get out to the www.

I've Installed the chipset, lan, and Rosewill drivers but still no luck.

Any ideas? Would be much appreciated. :)

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Re: VMware workstation 12 internet problems

Postby greerd » Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:18 pm

The only thing I can think of is to try using the network in Bridged mode and see if that helps.
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Re: VMware workstation 12 internet problems

Postby iamphil » Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:39 pm

Checked that. Appears to be set to bridged.. But thanks.

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Re: VMware workstation 12 internet problems

Postby greerd » Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:25 am

Did you try NAT, use host IP? Actually, this is the one I was thinking of in my first thread.
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Re: VMware workstation 12 internet problems

Postby dcrowder » Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:19 pm

greerd wrote:Did you try NAT, use host IP? Actually, this is the one I was thinking of in my first thread.


I normally use NAT for my VM's. If using Bridged, are you specifying a specific adapter?
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Re: VMware workstation 12 internet problems

Postby iamphil » Sun Jun 18, 2017 4:27 pm

Sorry, was out of town for a few days. Tried both NAT and bridged with the same result. No internet connection. I don't think it's seeing the Rosewill USB adaptor. All it shows in device manager (Win7) is the Realtek onboard lan and Intel chipset. It does show a realtek USB but That's not what I have. :?

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Re: VMware workstation 12 internet problems

Postby iamphil » Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:02 pm

Uninstalled workstation and set up virtualbox. It had no problem connecting to the internet. Not sure why it works and workstation didn't, but I'll play with this and see if it meets my needs. Thanks for your replies. :)


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