Connectivity from vmware to the web

Hello,
I have MAC with vm fusion 4. I have build vm with Windows 7 and used the "Bridged" option but there is no network defined on the windows. I though that it should be defined automatically.
Can any one assist me with creating the connectivity to the web?
Regards,
Tamir
tamirmiloAsked:
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I am coming from the vantage point of VMware Workstation.

Yes, Bridged Networking should work. It uses the host Network Card and gets DHCP from a source external to the host machine. So do you have the MAC hooked up to a router that gives DHCP?

Quick Test:  Change the option to NAT (which gets DHCP from VMware itself) as that should suffice for Internet (and does for me).

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tamirmiloAuthor Commented:
Hi,
I tried NAT as well with out success...
Thank you.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
In that case, I would uninstall Fusiom (make sure your VM is backed up), shut down, start up, and re-install Fusion. See if that works. Fusion may need repair. ... Thinkpads_User
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tamirmiloAuthor Commented:
Thank you.
I think I have a direction.When I go to the windows 7 Control Panel -> Connect to the internet I get the message: "windows did not detect any networking hardware".
I have just upgraded fusion from 3 to 4 and I had the same problem prior to the upgrade.
What do you think?
Thanks!
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
In thw world of VMware, any VM gets its hardware from VMware. That is why I recommended re-installation.

In addition, then, look at the VM settings (which are saved in the VMX file. Look at the settings and make sure Networks are enabled and also set to connect when the  VM starts.  ... Thinkpads_User
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tamirmiloAuthor Commented:
Sure. I will try your proposal.
Thank you.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Normally, with a good VM, difficulties as you describe are VMware installation and setup issues and we have gone down that road.

If your network setups in VMware look correct, you may wish to start a brand new Virtual Machine and see if a different machine has the same issue.

Also, VMware comes with a VMware Network Editor. See if you have this in Fusion. If so, check your Bridged and NAT networks to ensure they are at default or otherwise properly set up.

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tamirmiloAuthor Commented:
Thank you.
I re-build the windows 7 and that sorted the problem.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Thank you. That is good news, and I was happy to help. ... Thinkpads_User
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