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I have a VM in VMware workstation 9 that uses a NAT connection to access my local company network through my hardwired ethernet adapter, and a separate private wifi network using my wifi adapter.

Ever since upgrading the VMware software, I've had an issue that occurs when I have both my Ethernet adapter and the wifi adapter connecting and working, such that my VM can only access network resources through the wifi adapter.

Is it possible to setup (through the Virtual Network editor or some config file editing) my VM so that the NAT connection used defaults to the Ethernet port when it's physically connected, and only uses the wifi network as a fallback? This used to be the case, but for some reason the wifi adapter is now the default adapter.

Thank you in advance.

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What you probably need to do is to change the metric for each adapter in the guest OS. Giving the wireless adapter a higher metric than the wired adapter will cause traffic to use the wired adapter first. –  joeqwerty Jun 18 '13 at 18:25
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