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I have one laptop with VM Workstation 10. Setup as Host Only network. I have another laptop running a standalone application that is access by client software on the first laptop. There is a delay in finding the laptop running standalone when a request is made from the Workstation Host laptop. When I ping from the VM Host laptop it reports no response, then ping responds correctly. I see the reason why but don't know how to correct. The very first ping goes to the VM network Host Only adapter then it hits the second adapter and the  ping response is returned properly. Using a four port Netgear Switch to connect systems.
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Switch both Virtual Machines to BRIDGED Networking, and then they we will have network interfaces, and IP Addresses on your LAN, the same LAN as your laptops.
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Andrew here is what I mean below. When I ping .160, which is not a VM, why does it go to .2.1 first? Can I make that stop?

Pinging 10.8.2.160 with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 10.8.2.1: Destination host unreachable.
Reply from 10.8.2.160: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from 10.8.2.160: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from 10.8.2.160: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128

Ping statistics for 10.8.2.160:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
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what is 2.1 ?

You local PC , the ping is being issue on ?
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The ping is local yes from the first laptop which is set 10.8.2.200. The 10.8.2.1 is the VM Workstation Host adapter that VM installs. The 10.8.2.160 is the other laptop on the switch. Can't you just ping back and forth laptop to laptop? Don't understand why ping routes to 10.8.2.1 in first place.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE) earned 500 total points
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This response is normal, as it's finding the route.

Because you have set it to HOST Networking, which routes to HOST first!

Switch it to BRIDGED Networking, and you'll not have this issue.
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Thank You for response! As stated we had it set to BRIDGE before and response was SLOW. However we were also NATTING addresses. I will do standard BRIDGE and try again. It will take time to do this as this system is going on road as is for now. Will accept solution and revisit this again. Again my thanks!
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