My question is about giving Internet connection to a VM with a STATIC IP address, by connecting to the WiFi I have at home. I gave my VM, running Ubuntu Server 12.04 on VMWare Player, one network adapter using the bridged mode, so that the VM is directly added to the physical network (WiFi). I did no network setup on my Windows 7 host.
So what I first did, after setting the network on VMWare Player, was to edit the /etc/network/interfaces file of my guest OS (Ubuntu Server) and put the following
auto eth0 iface eth0 inet dhcp
I restarted the network service with
My VM got the IP 192.168.1.5 and I could ping google.com and the gateway, but not my Windows 7 host machine connected to the Wifi ... Why is that ? What did I not do ?
Then I changed the /etc/network/interfaces file, and gave my VM a static IP, equal to the one it had gotten from the DHCP server before (192.168.1.5)
auto eth0 iface eth0 inet static address 192.168.1.5 netmask 255.255.255.0 network 192.168.1.0 gateway 192.168.1.254 #same as showed in the result of ipconfig on my W7 host
I restarted the network, and I could only ping the gateway. I could not ping google.com or the W7 host (192.168.1.4)
What am I missing to just connect my VM to the Wifi ?? Thanks a lot for your help. Don't hesitate to redirect me to useful resources.