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Sorry, but I have no idea about Windows, since I'm not really interested (I always use Linux), but at my work, I have to use it, so it's the rule.

My problem is with VMware and a network issue.


  • I have a laptop with Windows 7. Here is my network configuration (the IP address is fixed):
    • IP:
    • Netmask:
    • Default gateway:
    • DNS:
  • I have the VMware Player network adapter defined as follows, maybe that's wrong? I just configured the IP address and subnet mask:
    • IP:
    • Netmask:
  • I have a Debian installation under VMware and I've set up the network with another fixed IP address that was assigned to me to by the network administrator:
    • IP:
    • Netmask:
    • Default gateway:
    • DNS:
    • Broadcast IP:

What I'm trying to do

  • I want to give the Debian virtual machine access to the Internet
  • I want that virtual machine to be visible in the network to others as if it was another common server

My problem

  • When I set up the VMware virtual machine with NAT, my virtual server can be seen in the network with the assigned IP but can't reach the Internet.
  • When I set up the VMware virtual machine in bridge or host only I can reach the Internet from the virtual machine, but it can't be seen on my network by another computer.

I'm sure that I am doing something wrong, but I have no idea. Could you help me, please?

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It should be in Bridge mode. Not sure why you wouldn't be able to access via a local machine. Try setting the eth0 to grab an IP from your DHCP server and make sure it's in bridge mode. Reboot the VMWare instance and see if that works. Usually I give it a reboot if I change the network adapter settings since Repair often takes as long as a reboot. – kobaltz Jul 15 '11 at 4:00
The problem with what you are talking about is the the ip assigned to my virtual server must be fixed, it is assigned by the network admin, and nothing about dhcp, I was wondering if there's something wrong with the vmware network adapter I have configured into the windows vista, maybe, I don't know... – unkown Jul 15 '11 at 4:08
Try dynamic first to make sure that you have things set up properly. Worry about static once you get it working. – kobaltz Jul 15 '11 at 4:14
@Sathya, did you see my edit? How should I have edited this question? – bwDraco Jul 15 '11 at 4:47
@DragonLord a little too late.. our edits collided, Sorry. – Sathya Jul 15 '11 at 4:48

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