I have installed a Virtual machine which is a server 2008 on top of my host machine.
My virtual machine is behind NAT which the VMWare DHCP service gave the machine the ip of 192.168.120.72.
my host machines ip is 192.168.1.68 which my routers DHCP gave, and i can ping from host machine to virtual machine and vice versa successfuly.
I can even ping the DNS of the server from host machine.
but what i cant do is to ping from my laptop to the IP of my virtual machine which is 192.168.120.72.
I can ping from the virtual machine to the laptops IP.
my laptops IP is 192.168.1.65. I can still ping my hosts IP but cant ping the 192.168.120.72.
why is that? I did ipconfig/flush dns and tried to add static routes but didnt help.
I also dont have any firewall on my laptop or on the virtual server.
i disabled the windows firewall completely.
is it because the virtual machines IP is on different subnet or something??
is there any solution?