1. You have a Windows 7 Ultimate as your host.
  2. You have a Linux Kali 2 as a VMWare Workstation virtual machine on this host.
  3. Your network adapter is bridged on the VMWare(Version 10.0.3).
  4. Host IP address =
  5. Virtual Machine IP address =
  6. Host Gateway =
  7. Virtual machine Gateway =
  8. Virtual Machine and Host can ping each other and also the gateway successfully.


While Host can ping (Yahoo) successfully, the virtual machine can't! In the other words, ICMP requests from host to Yahoo, have ICMP reply packets, but ICMP requests from the virtual machine haven't!

What am I did so far?

  1. I replaced my host IP address with the virtual machine IP address, and vice versa, but nothing changed.
  2. I tried other virtual machines. For all Linux virtual machines I have this issue, while all Windows virtual machines are working fine!
  3. I tried different versions of VMware® Workstation and VMWare VSphere softwares. Issue doesn't solved for my Linux virtual machines.

Differences between ICMP requests:

Windows 7:

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Kali Linux: enter image description here

As you see above, there are some difference between requests. Is these difference origin of the problem? If so, how can I handle it?

Note that:

Formerly I even can't ping the Gateway on the Virtual Machine! By sniffing I noticed that MAC address of gateway in the Virtual machine is not correct, so I set it statically with the correct value and after that I pinged it successfully. Now this is the new problem!


I'm just see that I have Internet access on the virtual machine! I only can't ping it!

Look: enter image description here

Any way I need to see the ping reply packet!

  • this should be tagged vmware and you don't say what vmware software you are using.
    – gogoud
    Dec 5, 2015 at 8:48
  • @gogoud Thank you. I changed the tags. what vmware software you are using: how many VMWare is there outside? (I even mentioned the version of VMWare). Dec 5, 2015 at 8:50
  • see vmware.com/products. You mentioned a version number but not the software...
    – gogoud
    Dec 5, 2015 at 8:52
  • @Archemar Sorry, that was a miswritten. Both are I corrected it. Thanks. Dec 5, 2015 at 8:56
  • @gogoud Well, I have this problem for both virtual machines installed on VMware® Workstation and VMWare VSphere softwares. Dec 5, 2015 at 8:59

2 Answers 2


As a workaround (or arguably a fix), disable any network offloading settings on the physical NIC on the host.

  1. Open Control Panel, System, Device Manager
  2. Expand "Network Adapters"
  3. Double-click on your physical NIC to bring up properties.
  4. Select the "Advanced" tab
  5. Disable all properties with "Offload" in the name (varies by network card).

NOTE: You may want to record the initial settings should you want to revert later.

  • 1
    What are these offloads for? Dec 9, 2015 at 5:58
  • Your Wireshark log indicated the header checksum fail may be caused by "TCP checksum offload." Some VMware forums posts indicated that disabling the offloads may be a solution. Did you try it? Did it work?
    – Steven
    Dec 10, 2015 at 15:57
  • Offloads move stuff that is processed on the CPU for a virtual machine onto the physical NIC, like is done for the host. It helps network performance in super high load situations but is incompatible with many consumer NICs. When having this kind of issue, it's a great thing to try and has personally worked for me a few times.
    – Arthur Kay
    Dec 13, 2015 at 22:43
  • Your answer worked for me! Feb 14, 2021 at 11:38

Try using a static IP address, even if it is static, set a static IP at no-ip.com and then try to ping that IP from both machines. Also see if you can ping the router gateway?

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