VMWare, AT&T 2WIRE 3801 modem, IP address question...
Posted on 2011-05-12
AT&T ran fiber to my house. Their modem is the 3801 HGV. My HP Touchsmart PC is plugged into the modem/router directly and is pulling a 192.168.1.x IP address.
Last night I noticed that the HP Touchsmart has VT inthe BIOS so I enabled it. I then booted up and installed VMWare workstation and loaded a virtual machine with Server 08 R2 Enterprise on it. Works like a charm.
My server is pulling a 192.168.8.x IP address and from my AT&T Router I can't ping that.
Being clever, I decided to alter my VM NIC to pull and IP off the local network so it would pull a 192.168.1.x IP. I made the change, fired up the virtual box and it looked fine excewpt it will not browse the internet and I can't ping outside the network.
I'm wondering if I go back to the virtual NIC and change it back and let it pull the 192.168.8.x IP and open up the subnet of my router it I could then ping it.
What I want to do is use the DMZ/pinhole feature of the router and send all inbound traffic to my virtiual server running on my Win 7 desktop.
Any help would be appreciated.