PC host(win8) cannot ping its guest (windows7) in VMWARE workstation

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I install vmware in my PC (windows8), and then install windows7 as guest PC in the vmware. But I can not ping from my PC to the guest widows7. Guest PC interface ip address is 10.2.2.200/24, the host host has a vmware Network Adapter VMnet1. its ip address 10.2.2.1/24.  Can you take a look at what wrong it is. Attached please see a few screenshots. Thank you !
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eemoonAsked:
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Muhammad BurhanManager I.T.Commented:
have you tried DHCP on VMNET1
select 'use local DHCP service in capture1'
in DHCP setting set 10.2.2.0/24 there
and let guest to automatically obtain IP form DHCP
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Check and Disable firewalls on Guest and Host as a test before pings.

What networking are you using in the VM?

Try bridged networking, and try again.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
VMnet1 is Host Only and limits your connectivity. Try Bridged Networking as Andrew suggested or try Standard NAT. Either will work and allow you to ping back and forth. I use NAT on my laptop and can easily ping or connect between machines.

Find the VMware Start Menu and run (open) VMware Network Editor with Run as Administrator. See Restore Defaults lower left. Restore Defaults, close out and restart the host computer.

Now set the guest for NAT (or bridged) and try connectivity again.
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eemoonAuthor Commented:
Thank you all for your fast reply. after i changed it to bridge mode, it began to work. But I would still like to know if Host-only mode can work for the purpose where guest host and PC host can ping each other. Anyone can confirm the concept ? Thank you
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Host mode is for isolation and sandboxing. It is not made for general connectivity.

If Bridged is working, NAT should also work, and stay with these.

Unless you can see a need for Host Only, I cannot.
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eemoonAuthor Commented:
Thank you !
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@eemoon - You are very welcome and I was happy to help.
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