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Dear All,

I am using Host OS as Windows 7 ; vmware; Guest OS as Red hat linux 5.4;

I am having Tata Photon - wireless data card;

How can I connect internet on Guest (Linux machine) on Vmware;

Also plz advice, how can I share data between Guest and Host OS;

Plz advice.

Thanks
Ashish
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Make sure you have your network adapter configured as bridged for your virtual machine in vmware.  You also have to install VMWare tools to get the driver loaded for the NIC.  When powered up and in the linux guest click (in vmware) VM, Install VMWare Tools.
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Please note WiFi and Wireless datacards do not work well with Desktop Hypervisors e.g. VMware Workstation, Player or Virtualbox.
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by:Ahishkumar
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Ok..Internet is there on Host Machine. Is there any way, I create DHCP or any thing else, so that I can use internet on Guest Machine.

Is there no way..to have internet on Guest machine, in case of Wireless Data Card based connectivity on Host Machine.
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You can try BRIDGED or NAT in the VM, but there are many issues if the HOST has a WiFi or Wireless Data Card installed in it, it does not appear to function correctly.
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by:ThomasMcA2
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I think @hanccocka is technically correct, but very misleading. The guest does not access the host's wireless card directly because it accesses the network through the host. I use WiFi and VMware almost every day, and my guest VM accesses the Internet just fine.

Whether you use bridged, NAT, and/or host-only depends on what kind of connectivity you need. This explains the differences between them.

Although it's kind of old, this article describes Advanced Networking Topics.
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