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I have a centos 5.5 guest image running on a windows 7 host and I can't get bridged networking to work. NAT works fine. I have another windows 7 host and the same guest image works with bridged networking on there, so I suspect that it has something to do with the host networking configuration.
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by:Experienced Member
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Bridged networking is usually pretty simple. I think the first thing I would do here is to uninstall VMware, restart the computer and then reinstall VMware. See if that helps. ... Thinkpads_User
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by:Ernie Beek
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Did you compare the firewall settings on both hosts?
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I disabled the firewall completely on the new server.
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>>> I disabled the firewall completely on the new server

I do not understand entirely. Your first post says the host is Windows 7 and the above post says the host may be a server.

If server: VMware Workstation is not supported for installation on a Server. Notwithstanding, make sure the server host has unfettered internet access (which it does not by default).

If Windows 7 host: Please let me know about uninstalling VMware, restarting and reinstalling it.

Thanks, ... Thinkpads_User
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by:opike
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Yes, I misspoke... (or mistyped). I shouldn't have said 'server' but 'host'.

 I disabled the firewall on the new host machine.

Haven't yet had a chance to reinstall...
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by:opike
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Just got done reinstalling...issue still exists.
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by:opike
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Here's an excerpt from /var/log/messages:


Nov 14 09:42:19 devdataload kernel: e1000: eth0 NIC Link is Up 1000 Mbps Full Duplex, Flow Control: None
Nov 14 09:42:19 devdataload kernel: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): eth0: link becomes ready
Nov 14 09:42:19 devdataload dhclient: DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 4
Nov 14 09:42:20 devdataload avahi-daemon[4481]: New relevant interface eth0.IPv6 for mDNS.
Nov 14 09:42:20 devdataload avahi-daemon[4481]: Joining mDNS multicast group on interface eth0.IPv6 with address fe80::20c:29ff:fedc:21ed.
Nov 14 09:42:20 devdataload avahi-daemon[4481]: Registering new address record for fe80::20c:29ff:fedc:21ed on eth0.
Nov 14 09:42:22 devdataload dhclient: DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 4
Nov 14 09:42:26 devdataload dhclient: DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 8
Nov 14 09:42:34 devdataload dhclient: DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 11
Nov 14 09:42:45 devdataload dhclient: DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 9
Nov 14 09:42:54 devdataload dhclient: DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 9
Nov 14 09:43:03 devdataload dhclient: DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 13
Nov 14 09:43:16 devdataload dhclient: DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 3
Nov 14 09:43:20 devdataload dhclient: No DHCPOFFERS received.
Nov 14 09:43:20 devdataload dhclient: Trying recorded lease 192.168.0.119
Nov 14 09:43:20 devdataload avahi-daemon[4481]: New relevant interface eth0.IPv4 for mDNS.
Nov 14 09:43:20 devdataload avahi-daemon[4481]: Joining mDNS multicast group on interface eth0.IPv4 with address 192.168.0.119.
Nov 14 09:43:20 devdataload avahi-daemon[4481]: Registering new address record for 192.168.0.119 on eth0.
Nov 14 09:43:23 devdataload avahi-daemon[4481]: Withdrawing address record for 192.168.0.119 on eth0.
Nov 14 09:43:23 devdataload avahi-daemon[4481]: Leaving mDNS multicast group on interface eth0.IPv4 with address 192.168.0.119.
Nov 14 09:43:23 devdataload avahi-daemon[4481]: iface.c: interface_mdns_mcast_join() called but no local address available.
Nov 14 09:43:23 devdataload avahi-daemon[4481]: Interface eth0.IPv4 no longer relevant for mDNS.
Nov 14 09:43:23 devdataload avahi-daemon[4481]: Interface eth0.IPv6 no longer relevant for mDNS.

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by:opike
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Some more info: the guest is unable to ping the DNS server.
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by:Ernie Beek
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On the host, do you see the vmware network adapters vmnet1 and vmnet8?
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On your host machine, see if anything is in your hosts file (windows\system32\drivers\etc). It should all be comments. Also try doing a TCP/IP repair. Even consider doing a repair of your network card driver (via device manager) to clear out any undesirable properties in your host network connection).

VMnet 1 and VMnet8 are host only and NAT adapaters. You should also see a VMnet0 (Bridged) adapter.

In this situation, I also would do myself and recommend to you that you cobble up another machine on this host and see how it works.

.... Thinkpads_User
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by:Ernie Beek
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@thinkpads_user

Thanks (with regards to vmnet0), almost forgot that one :-~
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by:opike
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"VMnet 1 and VMnet8 are host only and NAT adapaters. You should also see a VMnet0 (Bridged) adapter."

I don't have a vmnet0 on either windows 7 host (neither the one that works nor the one that doesn't).

I'll put a redhat linux guest os on that machine and test how that works.

Haven't done the TCP/IP repair yet.

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by:opike
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And all lines in the hosts file are comment lines.
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by:opike
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Where exactly do I perform the repair, under the properties of the TCP/IP protocol?
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>>> I don't have a vmnet0 on either windows 7 host (neither the one that works nor the one that doesn't).

Something not right there.

1. Is the other machine (working) using NAT (VMnet8)?
2. Look in the TCP/IP properties of the network card. VMware bridged protocol should exist.

The latter is very basic to VMware Bridging going back as far as I can remember (VMware V1) .

... Thinkpads_User
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by:Ernie Beek
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from the command prompt:

netsh winsock reset catalog (reset winsock entries)
netsh int ip reset reset.log hit (reset TCP/IP stack)

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Open a command prompt as Adminstrator.

Type netsh int ip reset, press enter. Close the command prompt. Then restart the computer.

... Thinkpads_User
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by:opike
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I got it figured out and I probably screwed you guys up by neglecting to state that I'm dealing with vmware player so I'll assign you the points for your efforts.

I had to run vmnetcfg.exe and disable automatic bridging and bridge directly to the hosts physical adapter.

Here are the instructions I followed to expose vmnetcfg:
http://support.tranzeo.com/knowledgebase/users/kb.php?id=10053
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Thank you and thanks for the update.  ... Thinkpads_User
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by:Ernie Beek
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Thanks, always good to get the final solution.
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