Configure VMWare virtual machine to have access to the internet
Posted on 2010-11-12
I am running a Windows 2007 Home Premium PC with Trend Security and access the internet using a network configured through a wireless modem/router.
Loaded on the machine I have VMWare Workstation 6.5.4 which I use very rarely. I have a number of Clones built that I simply use to test a few MS Access applications using an older version of Access on an XP operating system as well as the occasional HTML web pages using Firefox and Chrome.
To access the internet on the clones I have set the network to bridged. It has always worked for me in the past but as at now I find that the virtual machines do not have network access at all, even if I turn my Trend security on the host PC off and the Firewall on both the host and clone PCs off. Clearly something has changed since I last fired up VMWare but I don't know where to start looking. Can anyone provide me with any clues?