I am seeing strange behavior on 4 different people's desktop machines. All the machines are the same hardware and the problem is the same on all of the machines. When VMware Workstation 8 is running virtual machines, the hosting machine (Win7) has super slow web page retrievals. If I suspend the VMs the problem goes away. Also, when the VMs are running, the VMs can pull web sites with no issue. Both the hosting machine are pulling their networking information from the same DHCP server.
After reviewing the config, I have tried:
- Ran wireshark to check for DNS lookup issues, but DNS comes back right away. It is the TCP 80 connection that slows down.
- Deleted the NAT and closed default networks from virtual networking in workstation.
Anyone seen something like this?