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Old 07-04-2002, 02:15 PM   #1
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VMware internet access


Im running Windows 2000 as a host and Red Hat 7.3 as a guest, can anyone tell me how to set it up so that I can get internet access in gnome? Im using a USB cable modem..

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Old 07-04-2002, 04:52 PM   #2
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Linux on VMware w/DSL

Your problem is almost identical to my own. The only differences are that I'm on Windows XP, and my DSL connection is ethernet, not USB.

My best effort so far is running the Internet Wizard from RedHat's start menu. I think this could have worked for me if I knew the exact name of my network card. I have now dug out the documentation for it (it's either Netgear model FA311 or 312), and I'm going to try going through the Wizard again with this information at hand. However, I think I'll need to find some other pieces of info before I get this to work. Other possibilities I have thought of are that we need to know the IP host # of our Service Provider.

Luckily this is a new thread, and so there's a good chance that a wiser person than the two of us can chime in to give us the pointers we need!
 
Old 07-04-2002, 05:07 PM   #3
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Yeah I agree lol. Thanks for some ideas though, theres no harm in trying. I think youll need to enable internet connection sharing in the host setup, I read that somewhere.. So Ive done that but dont really know how to set it up within linux... hint hint linux people help us out here
 
Old 07-04-2002, 05:30 PM   #4
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hehehe :-)

guess what... i just got the same problem here!
i have a motorola SURFboard Cable Modem SB4100 USB
any ideas! running RedHat 7.3 under VMware(winXP)

laterz....
 
Old 07-04-2002, 06:01 PM   #5
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ok so I guess we try to solve the problem ourselves... the hardware is showing up in the hardware browser for me, but its not showing up anywhere else (Network config, internet config wizard, network device control..) Is there anything I need to do to make it show up in these locations so I can set up an internet connection?
 
Old 07-04-2002, 06:07 PM   #6
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ya!
first we have to walk on linux... then we run!

laterz...
 
Old 07-04-2002, 06:33 PM   #7
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awwwwwwww I really wish someone who knew how to help would post!!!

I like what Ive seen of linux so far and I love learning about computers though so I think Ill partition the HDD and get it installed properly soon.. useless info for ya! hehe
 
Old 07-04-2002, 06:47 PM   #8
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Okay, I have just talked to my brother (who set up my machine and does computer networking/setup professionally). I haven't fixed the problem yet, but we think we know what the problem is. Actually, it sounds a lot like what X101 writes above ("I think youll need to enable internet connection sharing in the host setup, I read that somewhere..") Basically, when our computer connects to the web it gets assigned an IP # from the ISP, and when we activate Linux in VMware, Linux asks for its own IP #, which our ISP won't give us because we have already got one with Windows. My next step (alas) is to reinstall VMware and, as X101 says, enable internet connection sharing (which I think establishes the Windows OS as the LAN server for the Linux part of the hard drive).
 
Old 07-04-2002, 06:53 PM   #9
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ahhhhh right thanks for the ideas, I think Ill just wait a few days and install it properly, VMware seems to cause to many probs (and I think its why Linux runs kinda slow) but Ill keep trying til then... post here if you manage to solve the problem

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Old 07-04-2002, 07:40 PM   #10
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I'm in!

I am sending this reply from Konqueror -- got it working. Basically, my brother set up the Linux VM OS with a "bridged" Network Adapter, and I needed the other type, "shared" or "host" or whatever (can't remember the term). Not sure this is the same problem you're having, but if it is you can read about how to fix it in the VMware help files.
 
Old 07-04-2002, 09:57 PM   #11
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k!, got it working this time...
 
Old 07-04-2002, 10:00 PM   #12
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All you have to do is add the
network adapter under vmw(NAT

then is going to ask you for some
hardware change and just press
'configure' & and say yes on everything

the go to System Settings & choose
Red Hat Configuration....'

thats all!!!

laterz...
 
Old 07-04-2002, 10:26 PM   #13
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hehehe :-)

sorry for posting this... but
this is a test from within my
linux box! vmware! hehehe :-)

laterz...
 
Old 07-05-2002, 01:15 PM   #14
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does anyone knows how to setup a network!??
what i want to do is share my winxp folders with
linux redhat 7.3 but don't know how to do it!
*remember i'm under vmware!*
 
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it will be the same as any network i presume, you're down to being able to ping in and out of the cvirtual machine then all the conventional methods apply. presumably you only want samba tho, read the howtos and docs on it.
 
  


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