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I can't ping the guest from the host.

Doing an ipconfig, it seems that there is no default gateway.

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doh!!!!! windows firewall was on! Thanks for all the comments, though. – Jacko Nov 5 '10 at 16:53
you should post that as an answer then so this shows up as being solved – Canadian Luke Apr 7 '12 at 21:01

If it is a VMWare problem, the only way I could see it being a problem is with a NIC setting issue. Make sure that the NIC is set to Eth0 in the VM settings.

Other than this, you may want to check your TCP/IP settings on the guest machine to make sure that they are set correctly.

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Check IP addresses (DHCP) and VMware Network adapter settings.

If you can't find anything suspicious, include all that info in your post.

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up vote 0 down vote accepted

Windows firewall was on!! now fixed.

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