Guest VM cannot connect to my Host machine's Wifi adapter.

Guest VM cannot connect to my Host machine's Wifi adapter. Using VM Workstation version 14. Using bridged networking, but in the VM, it shows the NIC as a physical NIC rather than Wifi. My host machine is using a Wifi NIC . The VM NIC shows it as no connection. How do I pass network connectivity to the guest VM if my host machine is usning a Wifi adapter?  Both machines are Windows 10 Home edition.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Guest VM cannot connect to my Host machine's Wifi adapter. Using VM Workstation version 14. Using bridged networking, but in the VM, it shows the NIC as a physical NIC rather than Wifi.

That is the way it works. With either Bridged or NAT mode, you can use Wi-Fi on the Host machine and the Guest will connect via the Host connection.
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joukiejoukAuthor Commented:
In this case, it does not. I used NAT and Bridged mode.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
It uses the connection of the Host and if the Host is wireless, it will use that connection. I have that working right here on my wireless ThinkPad.

So make sure your Host has a working wireless connection, restart your Guest and it should have Internet. It will still show as the VMware NIC.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Are you expecting to see a WiFi device in your VM ?

This is not possible as the virtual machine uses a virtual network interface, not a WiFi virtual interface.
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joukiejoukAuthor Commented:
No, I was not expecting to see a Wifi connection on the guest VM. I was expecting the guest VM Network status to be connected via DCHP, much like my host machine. It is briged but cannot connect to the internet.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Go to the VMware Network Editor and check your Bridged connection. This has not failed for me. Also try a NAT connection.

Also reinstall or repair VMware Workstation itself
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joukiejoukAuthor Commented:
Thanks. Doing a VM Workstation Repair install resolved the issue.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Thanks for the update and I was happy to help.
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