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Slow network speed on Centos5 running in VMWare 6 with bridged networking

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Last Modified: 2013-12-16

I'm not sure why this is happening - but my CentOS5 VMWare machine with bridged networking has VERY slow networking performance when trying to access via FTP/Samba

I have a static IP LAN setup, where all my lan PC's are on the 192.168.0.x / network and using as gateway ( that machine is an endian firewall box that manages my 4mb ADSL connection and also acts as primary DNS server).

The VMWare box was created on a 3Ghz E8650 dual core with 4GB RAM -of which 1 GB is dedicated to the CentOS5 VM, and 40GB hdd pre-allocated to VM.

The VM networking is configured "correctly" since I am able to access internet and other IP's from this VM, but at very slow speeds. It's as if the connection is routed "outside" my LAN, over the ADSL and then back in via ADSL and not directly over the CAT5...

The VM is installed on a Vista Business host - is there something on Vista that could be causing this "choke"?
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