Adding Virtual bridged NIC to a pre-existing Custom VMnet1 private network in XP Pro and server 2003.
Posted on 2007-10-14
I have two guest OS's (1) XP Pro and (2) Server 2003 standard edition. Both have custom VMnet1 virtual adapters and work fine statically on their own private network. However, I would like to add another Virtual NIC for access to the outside world (i.e. the internet). The most obvious thing to do was set a bridged network adapter to host VMnet0. Unfortunately, this didn't work so I proceeded to try Vmnet2, but this didn't work either? When I attempted to set VMnet0 and VMnet2 I had static addresses for them also, which follows a similar addressing scheme as my Linksys wireless router (i.e. subnet) set to a Class A address. DHCP is disabled on the wireless Linksys router and in VMware. Pinging the wireless router, and Host IP are fine. Internet Gateway icon in Open Network Connection Properties is fine too. THERE SEEMS TO BE SOME PACKET LEAKAGE? Checked Firewalls and that doesn't seem to be the problem.