Thanks for the feedback. I think I have that done with an address range of 192.168.1.2-7 (the router is 1).
I think I've found the problem(s). I went looking for the config file and here it is and I can see a problem right off.
192.168.1.2 is already assigned to another physical machine on the hub as a static IP. When VMWare installed it said that vmnet8 was on subnet 192.168.1.0. I would expect the gateway to be the router and NAT is enabled on the router. Shouldin't I change the .2 references to .1?
Also, small quibble, it uses the default timeout as 60 min. even though I know I set it to 15.
I'm wondering about all of the other commented out entries. Should they be enabled with an address within my established range like 192.168.1.7? 192.168.1.128 would be outside of my range anyway even if not commented out.
What do you think?
Thanks again for the help.
# Linux NAT configuration file
# NAT gateway address
ip = 192.168.1.2
netmask = 255.255.255.0
# or ip = 192.168.1.2/24
# enable configuration; disabled by default for security reasons
#configport = 33445
# VMnet device if not specified on command line
device = /dev/vmnet8
# Allow PORT/EPRT FTP commands (they need incoming TCP stream...)
activeFTP = 1
# Allows the source to have any OUI. Turn this one if you change the OUI
# in the MAC address of your virtual machines.
#allowAnyOUI = 1
# Timeout in seconds, 0 = no timeout, default = 60; real value might
# be up to 100% longer
timeout = 60
# Use these with care - anyone can enter into your VM through these...
# FTP (both active and passive FTP is always enabled)
# ftp localhost 8887
#8887 = 192.168.1.128:21
# WEB (make sure that if you are using named webhosting, names point to
# your host, not to guest... And if you are forwarding port other
# than 80 make sure that your server copes with mismatched port
# number in Host: header)
# lynx http://localhost:8888
#8888 = 192.168.1.128:80
# ssh -p 8889 root@localhost
#8889 = 192.168.1.128:22
# UDP port forwarding example
#6000 = 192.168.1.128:6001