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Old 09-17-2013, 09:35 AM   #1
Ninja2k
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Linux on Vmware - Can ping gateway but not internet


I have a Debian Linux with Eth2 set up to Bridge with my network. I can ping my gateway 192.168.1.1 and my host 192.168.1.4 as well as access the gateways admin page but I can't ping the internet. My /etc/resolv.conf says 192.168.1.1 is my DNS server.

I set it up with a static IP address and tried DHCP but I still cannot access the internet, I pinged google.com by its hostname and IP but it gives destination host unreachable.

My Host and Guest machines both have no firewalls running.

Any idea why I can't access the internet?

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Old 09-17-2013, 01:35 PM   #2
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I had a similar issue with OpenSuse as VmWare guest.
Oddly enough, I had chosen the wrong driver for the guests ethernet card!
Some way this made it impossible to reach internet, but local network worked fine.
 
Old 09-17-2013, 03:29 PM   #3
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Use dig or nslookup to test resolver.

Ping is a poor test more and more.

As a rule I use NAT to set up VM's. A NAT uses a virtual router but you'd still have to apply DNS ip addresses. Better to use two or more. At least use the one assigned by your isp and even a common open one.
 
  


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