I have my personal laptop loaded with Centos 7. It uses a wireless connection to my local (personal) network. I have a HP priner on my network and a Seagate NAS. Centos has access to the NAS and the printer. I try to always use linux, but at times have to use Windows applications -- iTunes, Quicken, GPS updates ,etc. So I installed VMWare 10 and created a Windows 7 virtual machine. When creating the default VMWare Windows 7 VM machine, it setup a NAT network adapter. With NAT, I was unable to see my local network printer and my NAS, but could connect to the internet. I setup iTunes, Quicken and other applications. They were able to connect to the internet without issues.
Then I read that I needed to setup a bridge, rather than net - to fix my local are network issues. I changed my VM setting to bridge, replicate physical network connection state. Once I did this, all of my NAS drives became visible in Windows explorer. They work great. I could connect to the internet via a browser - no problem. However, now my HP printer is no longer available, and iTunes errors states it cannot connect to the internet - but my browser can connect to the internet.
I mainly focused on iTunes access to the internet, so I thought maybe iTune locks into the network adaptor hardware. So, I uninstall iTunes and re-installed it. Did not work. Moreover, an add on installed on my browser gives an error that it can not longer access the internet. Yet my browser (google chrome, firefox) can access the internet.
What is going on here????