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Networking problem with VMWare

I have created a virtual machine using VM Ware Workstation.  The host is running XP, and the OS loaded into the virtual environment is Windows Server 2008. During the install I selected the "bridged network" option so that the host and the VM could share use ip addresses from the same network.

The host address is 192.168.200.10
the VM's address in 192.168.200.11

The VM can ping the host, and the host can ping the VM. However, other machines on the same subnet cannot ping the VM, and every time I try to ping beyond the host from the VM I get a "destination unreachable" error.

The Windows firewall has been turned off on both host and VM.

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AsenathWaite
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Is there a firewall issue in your router setup?  I just started a Bridged VM on my desktop and pinged it easily from my laptop (different machine, same subnet). So that, and then is there a setting in Server 2008 to consider? Also, you need a modern version of VMware (which I assume you know). .... T
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AsenathWaiteAuthor Commented:
No router involved--all machines are simply connected to a switch and share the same subnet range (it is a test network).

The Windows 2008 firewall and the XP firewall (the host) have both been turned off. Likewise, the firewall software on all the other hosts has been turned off as well.

Whenever I try to ping anyone of the 192.168.200.0 /24 subnet from the VM other than the host, I get "destination unreachable"--and this message is originating from the VM.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Can you find a copy of Windows 2000 or Windows XP and install as a guest. That will assist in determining if this issue is an outside influence (I don't see it so from my own viewpoint) or a Server 2008 issue. Bit of a long test, but it will assist in troubleshooting. ..... T
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AsenathWaiteAuthor Commented:
That is an option.

What is confusing me is the fact that the VM can ping the host, but cannot ping anyone else on the same subnet!
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
There are a couple of things here:

(1) You say in the first post that other machine cannot ping the VM. That is somewhat analagous to the fact that my 9x machines cannot reach my Vista machine but they can reach my XP machine. Vista and Server 2008 are different animals that earlier systems.

2) But you say (first and last posts) that the VM cannot ping outside the host. Strange. My Vista machine can map and ping other machines. That is what makes me still think there may be a Server 2008 issue.

But I don't know for sure, so I am trying to provide was does and doesn't work for me to see if it rings any bells. ..... ThinkPads_User

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cantorisCommented:
Could it be a network card driver issue on the host?  Try upgrading it.  Are the VM Tools installed?
Does your switch dislike seeing multiple IPs on one physical port (seems very odd)??
As thinkpads_user suggested, try a Windows 5.x OS as a guest OS and see if that is similarly affected.
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AsenathWaiteAuthor Commented:
I had to disable the second nic card on the host in order for VMWare to correctly map the connection. Otherwise it got confused.
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