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I am using VMWare Workstation 6.5, connected to my network with a bridged adapter so that the virtual machine OS (Windows XP) has its own IP adress. This just worked out of the box.

Now my host machine (Windows Vista) has an additional network card that is directly connected to another computer using a crossover cable (and fixed IP adress, while the "main" network connection is using DHCP with IP in the 192.68.0.* range).

How can I use that network connection as well in the virtual machine?
Do I need to bridge my 2nd network adapter to some VMnetX adapter?
Do I need to add a host virtual adapter?

I do not know much about networks, and the VMWare network settings really confuse me.


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You will need to create a second bridged virtual network adapter pointing to the second card and add it to the Virtual Machine. However you may need to give this a static IP if it is on Crossover since there will not be a DHCP server available from your current configuration.

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Thanks, that worked. Easier than I thought :-) – Timo Aug 18 '09 at 12:20

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