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Setting up network communication between host (XP OS) - to- Guest (Linux-os) in VMware.

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I have configured the fixed IP in the Linux-OS. Whenever My Host OS (XP) connected to Internet I am able to
Connect between Guest and Host without any issue.

If I disconnected the internet to my host machine, communicate between Host-guest is not working.

I have attached details as screenshot you can refer them to get more inputs in understanding the issue.
Screenshot includes VM configuration, guest and host IP details etc..

My objective is to configure environment such that Host-and-guest should be able to connect irrespective, whether host is connected/disconnected from to internet.

Please advice where are all I need of changes in Guest (Linux)  and host.

Anticipating your reply as soon as possible.  

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How have you mapped your Internet Connection ?

Are you using ADSL Internet Connectivity ? Is there any switch between your ADSL Modem and your Windows XP machine ?
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yes. it is ADSL connection.

there is a router provided by Internet service provider, from which we will connect to the internet.
Upto 5 laptops in my home can access as WI-FI to this router using the secure password.


Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

        Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
        IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.5
        Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
        Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1

as shown in IP's above, whenever we connect IP rage would be one above or below.

please let me know any more inputs if u need  
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The VM has got Bridged option for its Virtual Network Connectivity.

Since the bridged option binds the vNIC of the VM to the Physical NIC of the Host, you experience disconnection between your Host and Guest when you disconnect the Host from the Internet.




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please suggest what would be the best option, how can i make this to work.

I feel there is fixed IP configured in Linux-OS
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i have attached the changes I did,.  Configured the guest connectivity for the NAT and made the network changes for the DHCP in the Linux. still issue is same.

same stesps are detailed in the attached screenshot for ur reference , please advice.
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Can you confirm that the Guest is not able to connect to LAN if Internet connectivity is disconnected on the Host ?
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I was able to resolve this is issue. Followed the below steps to reach out for the solution.

- Host Adopter which is being used for the internet access made to disable
- VMware Adopter which has been installed as part of VMware software changed its status to enable.
- Configured the fixed IP for the Guest- Linux OS (you can do with the help of GUI in Linux. Options are available in menu the same)
- Ensure that Subnet mask of Guest & Host OS's both should be the same.  
- Configure the Fixed IP for the Host VM adopter too.

- Makes sure the network IP and Subnet mask both should be in sync in Host & Guest OS.
- Crosscheck the network adopter status in both host and guest OS to have this status as - "enabled".

Following above instructions will definitely make you to succeed in connecting between the guest and host machines.
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