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How to enable NAT in VMware

I have VMware running and it could access internet and other drives.

Now I noticed that NAT is not available.

How can I make it available again
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Go to Start -> Programs -> VMware -> Virtual Network Editor and make sure NAT shows up under VMNet 8. Also make sure it is enabled. See what is there and let us know. ... Thinkpads_User
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rayluvsAuthor Commented:
yes its enable.
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Are you using VMware Workstation? I don't see that screen (VMware 7 and earlier versions). And do you have just one NIC in your guest machine? Should be just one for most guests. ... Thinkpads_User
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rayluvsAuthor Commented:
its a notebook with windows 7,VMware Server, one nic (notebook's)
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I see some issues trying to run WMware Server on Windows 7. You can try Bridged Mode (instead of NAT) to see if that works. If that works but NAT still isn't available, you could try re-installing VMware Server.

Also, you said you didn't get an Internet connection, but your dialogue box says NAT is not available. Just in case, do not forget that with NAT, you must enable the NAT range on your host firewall. That could be an issue as well. ... Thinkpads_User
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rayluvsAuthor Commented:
the strange thin it was working already in Windows 7.  I installed XP mode virtulization right before any errors; could that be the culprit?
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Hmm, you did not mention that originally. XP Mode Virtualization is an emulator like VMware. That is more than likely the culprit here. Emulators like to run their own NAT (that is how VMware does it). I have Windows 7 Pro running with VMware Workstation 7. I have not installed the XP mode stuff because I already have VMware. I would uninstall the XP Mode Virtualiztion and use VMware itself if you need an XP machine.  ... Thinkpad_User
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rayluvsAuthor Commented:
I tried changing Bridged Mode and worked perfectly!  As a matter of fact, btoh VMware & XP Mode W7 works on the same USB devices.

Thanx
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Thank you. I was pleased to assist you. ... Thinkpads_User
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