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Old 06-25-2008, 11:44 AM   #1
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VMware guest OS bridge to wireless card


I searched on the internet and many people say that vmware guest os can detect only usb wireless card.
Does anyone know if there is any change? I want to setup a bridge connection with my internal wireless card on my laptop.
I am running XP host and fedora as a guest.
 
Old 06-25-2008, 12:22 PM   #2
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I searched on the internet and many people say that vmware guest os can detect only usb wireless card.

You can bridge between the virtual card and a real wireless card (in fact that is how I run VMWare on my laptop) but the guest is still only sees it as a wired card because that is how the virtual card is presented to the guest. Is there any specific reason that you need your guest to see a wireless card?
 
Old 06-25-2008, 04:27 PM   #3
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That is what I need. However, I only see the eth0 on my guest OS(fedora). As a result, when I set the ethernet vmwareplayer option to bridge, my wifi connect lost.

How do I bridge the eth0 to the real wireless card? Do I have to do that in the VMware server?
 
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How do I bridge the eth0 to the real wireless card? Do I have to do that in the VMware server?
Yes, at least when you have a Linux host, when you run vmware-config it will ask you what card you want to bridge to, then tell it wlan0 (or whatever your wireless is called). I'm afraid that I don't use Windows, so I have no idea where you would tell it, but you definitely need to define this when you install or configure VMware server.

However on your guest OS, you will still only see eth0, you won't see wlan0. As far as I know there is no way to get the guest OS to see a real wireless card as a wireless card.
 
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How to brige VMware to Laptop internal wireless

How can i bridge my laptop internal wireless to VMWare Player ... or VMWare workstation 8 ... can you write it detailed? coz i'm begginer .... sorry ...
 
Old 06-24-2012, 09:55 PM   #6
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There is two uses for the term bridge I think here. One is the phrase in VMplayer that allows one of three connection types. One is bridged then nat then local. It is similar but not exact to some other uses of bridged.

When you create a computer or when it is powered down you have the ability to change how the virtual network connects to the host's resources. You may be thinking that you need to use the usb from within the client but you don't. You simply need to use bridge virtual network if you for some odd reason you want the ip of the host on the client. I almost always use nat or local myself but that is me.

If you use nat in a client and you have networking correctly on the host the client would only need some few entries like allow dhcp and use your home router or isp's dns to resolve names.
 
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There is two uses for the term bridge I think here. One is the phrase in VMplayer that allows one of three connection types. One is bridged then nat then local. It is similar but not exact to some other uses of bridged.

When you create a computer or when it is powered down you have the ability to change how the virtual network connects to the host's resources. You may be thinking that you need to use the usb from within the client but you don't. You simply need to use bridge virtual network if you for some odd reason you want the ip of the host on the client. I almost always use nat or local myself but that is me.

If you use nat in a client and you have networking correctly on the host the client would only need some few entries like allow dhcp and use your home router or isp's dns to resolve names.
can you please post the screen to better understand ...
 
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See if this link works.

http://www.google.com/imgres?um=1&hl...9,r:2,s:0,i:81
 
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we already talked about bridging but still it do not work on VMware .... now i'm trying to download .iso file (i had VMware version of backtrack) and i'll boot it on my USB ...
 
Old 06-25-2012, 06:14 PM   #10
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ARGGHHH! I use it all the time.
 
Old 06-25-2012, 06:25 PM   #11
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ARGGHHH! I use it all the time.
ok i tried but ..... so can you add me on skype ... show me with Teamweaver or something lik that ... but before you do that i'll show the screens ....

http://i047.radikal.ru/1206/72/a8a6a4276a02.jpg


so my skype: F793Syncmaster
 
  


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