Assistance with networking VMware Server

i did Host Only networking, I tried to configure the network adapter as 192.168.3.10, 255.255.255.0, gateway as 192.168.1.1 and then dns as 192.168.1.1

but not working

I want to be able for the virtual machines to get online, but be separate from the 192.168.1.1

from the 192.168.1.x I wouldn't mind be able to have network access to those Virtual Machines on the 192.168.3.x

i want to get virtual machines seperate from 192.168.1.x network and have those machines able to browse online and also get the internal 192.168.1.x network to be able to get access to the192.168.3.x machines but not the other way around.
Fluid_ImageryAsked:
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x86fixCommented:
Host only means that Only the Host computer can communicate - no internet access.
You need to use the NAT option. To get a subnet exculsive to the VM process but able to get outside.
If you use Bridge mode the VM is on the network just liek all the other machines.

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Fluid_ImageryAuthor Commented:
How do you set the NAT way?  Because I have been messing around but haven't had any luck.
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x86fixCommented:
You go to the Console
Then the Host Menu
Select Vitual Network Settings
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Fluid_ImageryAuthor Commented:
Yeah that doesn't help much, I can also select NAT in the edit settings of the virtual machine, when I do NAT i wasn't able to browse the web on the virtual machines
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x86fixCommented:
The NAT has to be mapped to the adapter in the Virtual Network Settings
Then you select it for that machine
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x86fixCommented:
If you chose network address translation (NAT) for the virtual machine, look up the host machine's IP address.  

At a command prompt on a Windows host, type
ipconfig /all
At a command prompt on a Linux host, type
ifconfig
Note the hosts IP address for VMnet8 and change the last octet so it is greater than the last octet in the IP address of the host.
For example, if the host IP address is 192.168.160.1, the virtual machines IP address is 192.168.160.###, where ### is any number greater than 2 and less than 128.
For the subnet mask, enter 255.255.255.0.
For the router gateway, enter the NAT services IP address (192.168.160.2 in this example).
Note that with Network Address Translation, there are two IP addresses in use on the host:
The IP address assigned to the interface for VMnet8 appears in the ipconfig output with a 1 in the last octet.
The IP address used by the NAT device itself always uses 2 as the last octet.
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Fluid_ImageryAuthor Commented:
Weird, I had tried this yesterday and it didn't work but now it is.

I had the DHCP turned on, and it got an ip and was able to ping the gateway and get out online.

Weird how this didn't work in ESX tho =/
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x86fixCommented:
The above is right out of the manual.
Perhaps this link helps too.
http://www.howtogeek.com/forum/topic/vmware-nat-config
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x86fixCommented:
Super!
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Fluid_ImageryAuthor Commented:
yeah i will read into this more in the morning, but i simply selected NAT on the Virtual Machine and it was given an IP of 192.168.62.something and everything worked.

I guess i would then be able to foward ports into this virtual machines so they could say for example send and recieve email out of exchange?
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