get internet access in vmware workstation

Hi all

i have vmware workstation and i try to test the new applications versions and new OS with vmware workstation

usually i create virtual network to isolate from our production network .

but now i have problem that i need internet access for some test need internet   .

so i am searching for the easy friendly free firewall or routing tool or appliance that i can mange to give internet access to my lab VMS without any side effect to our production network

thank you for advice again

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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Check what network setting you have in the guest machine. Both Bridged and NAT should give you Internet access. Make sure the firewall allows the NAT subnet. Test with Bridged Networking as that is simple and sure to work for a properly operating guest machine.
Bryant SchaperCommented:
Vayatta has a free version of a firewall
sword12Author Commented:
i don't want to use because i have some Vm has names like the production i want to have full isolated environment on my test lab but i want to use the company  internet .

Vayatta  it is nice but not easy to use i need something really simple    

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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I am asking you to test the connections. You can always change back.

What network type are you using.?

We cannot help if you do not test.
sword12Author Commented:

i remember from long time i used one free  with web interface but i really forget the name
sword12Author Commented:
please check the attached file

with NAT dos not work

with bridging work it  got internet i know this  but i cant use this option because i want to have different sub-net  and different vlan in my lab

i found something like this online i don't if will work with me i will see
Set the VM's network to "NAT". That will isolate it from your physical LAN, but allow internet connections. Bridging would put it on the same LAN as the normal network you are using, while host only mode is probably what you are currently using and doesn't allow you to connect to the internet.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Go to the Network Editor (Part of Workstation), run it as Administrator and click on Restore Defaults. This should fix NAT. I have done this before.
sword12Author Commented:

i did that  t restored to defaults and i test it so it works for some times then i got problem

it is look like the NAT with vmware workstation has issues . for this i really need free third party solution

i willkeep searching for something like  Vayatta but easy to configure and manage
sword12Author Commented:
i found what i want

this look good one
Bryant SchaperCommented:
moonwall works too, just another firewall option, their are several.  I hav always used vayatta in the past but yes, a bit of a learning curve.  Once up though, it is nice.

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