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Old 02-08-2004, 09:32 PM   #1
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VMWare Linux Guest On XP Host

No matter what distro of linux I install, I can get an ip address via DHCP but i cannot ping anything but my loopback and my ip address, on the host machine i can ping the guest machine but not from anywhere else, I think is a problem on my host machine setup maybe routing the packets but I just thought I would toss it up here and maybe get some suggestions.


Old 02-09-2004, 12:15 AM   #2
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Have you tried pinging the ip address of a server over the net rather than just the DNS name? If this will work you know you have a DNS problem.
Old 02-09-2004, 08:05 PM   #3
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Hi Rick

I have guests of RH9 (without sound) and SuSe8.2 running on an Acer using WinXP for Tablet PCs as Host and vmware 4.0.5 and all see my ADSL box but only when I use a real NIC (i.e. not using the Celeron built-in Wifi WAN). If you have XP Pro and your XP firewall switched off ( I use Norton Personal Firewall on each of my Win machines - with a rule to allow any of my private IP addresses) you should be able to setup your Fedora 1.0 by using a bridged setting (you may have to stop your VMguest to change this) and then setting an IP address similar to those which you get if you run: ipconfig /all in a cmd prompt on your host machine. To do this on a RH9 machine using a kde gui I use System Settings -> Network to put in my settings.

Hope this helps - if you need more help, let me know your VMware version and internet connection type.



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