vmware with freebsd as a router

Posted on 2012-09-14
Last Modified: 2016-02-11

I am trying to setup a lab in VMware.

I have 2 windows servers on VMnet2:

Another Windows server on VMnet3:

And a freebsd system setup for routing with 3 nic's: - my home network - on VMnet2 - on VMnet3

On the FreeBSD router I can ping: - VMnet2 - VMnet2 - Bridged - Home network - Google - Through Home network - Bridged

On the FreeBSD router I can NOT ping: - VMnet2

On the VMnet2 Windows Servers I can ping: - Freebsd Router  - VMnet2 - Freebsd Router  - VMnet3

On the VMnet2 Windows Servers I can NOT ping: - Windows Server - VMnet3 - Bridged - Home network

On the VMnet3 Windows Server I can ping: - Windows Server - VMnet2 - Windows Server - VMnet2 - Freebsd Router  - VMnet2 - Freebsd Router  - VMnet3

On the VMnet3 Windows Server I can NOT ping: - Bridged - Home network

I think it has to do with my freebsd config (see below)


#LAN 0
ifconfig_em0="inet netmask"

# Set dumpdev to "AUTO" to enable crash dumps, "NO" to disable

### LAN 1
ifconfig_em1="inet netmask"

### LAN 2
ifconfig_em2="inet netmask"

### Default Route



map tun0 -> portmap tcp/udp 40000:65000
map tun0 ->


Am I missing something?

Thanks in advance
Question by:doctor069
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    by:Nagendra Pratap Singh
    You want this router to work or any other router appliance is OK for your work?

    There are few free ones available.
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    by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE)
    You could use Freesco, if that's not the one you are using.
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    will you please run tracert (instead of ping) to the addresses and see if that gives you any ideas as to where the hangup is, where the traffic stops--that should give us a clue as where to look for the problem.
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    by:Nagendra Pratap Singh
    Please add networking/Routing as a category tho this question.

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    Turned out the be windows firewall

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