My host system: Win7(x64) with VMware Workstation 12

VMware Ethernet Network Adapter VMnet1:

VMware Ethernet Network Adapter VMnet8:

Virtual Machine: Lubuntu 16.04 (x64)

ens33     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:0c:19:0f:d6:b8  
          inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
          inet addr:  Mask:
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:65536  Metric:1

Virtual Machine Settings... Network Adapter=Bridged(Automatic)

I've tried access via Telnet from the host machine to the virtual machine with PuTTY: Destination (IP address)= Port=23 And via SSH, on port=22

but the result is the same: this msgbox

"PuTTY Fatal Error", "Network error: Connection refused"


Ubuntu comes with ssh server or telnet service uninstalled.

I've installed openssh-server, then I can connect with ssh port 22.

sudo apt-get install ssh

This error often occurs due to the IP conflict. Assigning static IP address to Ubuntu should fix the issue.


  • I can ping the guest from the the host, and viceversa. So there isn't a IP conflict. – Trimax May 31 '16 at 16:44

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