file sharing between a virtual machine and the host machine
I am wondering whether there is a way to share files between a "real" OS and another which I am running in VMWare virtual machine.
When I log into my router it obviously shows only one machine, so to my understanding, I can not use that single machine's IP to define which machine I want to connect to, as it is identical to that of the "other" machine.
Is there a way to make the host machine and the virtual machine running on it behave as two separate machines which can access each other like two machines in a regular local netwrok?
(So far the only simple way I was able to move files between them was to start an apache server on one of them, and then enter the IP of the machine in the local network to access the files the server is able to serve using a browser.)
Please note that my knowledge in networking is less than basic. Thanks in advance.