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I have two physical PCs and one VMWare image on the LAN. All are running Windows:

  • PC1:

  • PC2:

  • VMWare image (NAT):


I'd like for PC1 to be able to communicate with the VMWare image running on PC2.


route -4 add mask metric 2


The route addition failed: The parameter is incorrect.

Q: What exactly am I doing wrong?

Q: Is this even possible without taking the VMWare image's network adapter out of NAT mode and changing it to Bridged?

Thank you in advance .. PSM

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bridged mode would be the super easy fix unless you have a reason not to have it on your local lan – InChargeOfIT Mar 4 '12 at 7:25
Yup - bridged mode worked, and there's no down side with my particular LAN. Thank you! – paulsm4 Mar 5 '12 at 16:02

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