Unable to connect to internet from VMWare image
Posted on 2008-11-16
I have Windows XP Pro running on my computer with VMWare 6.0.3.
I've just finished installing my first VMWare image (Windows 2000 Advanced server).
The problem i'm having is that when i try to connect to the internet from the image i get 'page cannot be displayed' error.
The host is connected to the internet and i've tried playingj with my VM settings by changing from Bridged to NAT mode. The LAN settings in Network and Dial Up connections shows that the LAN connection is enabled. TCP/IP settings are left with the defaults 'Obtain IP address automatically' and 'Obtain DNS server address automatically'.
IP Config returns:
Autoconfiguration ip address: 169.254.55.131
Subnet Mask: 255.255.0.0
My host gets its IP Address from the ADSL router which has currently set its ipaddress to 192.168.2.7
I've tried to set this ip address as the default gateway on the guest VM operating system but i still cant connect to the internet.
I'm sure there is something very obvious i'm missing here. The question is when you first install your VM operating system the settings by default for the ethernet adaptor are set to 'bridged' - what changes do you have to make to the host/guest to have the guest vm image use the host systems internet capabilities?