Once the vmware player on the host machine is started the host appears to not be accessible on the lan ie folder shares , ping , microsoft sql server but the vm running in vmware player has all of these accessible . What could be the issue ?

  • the irony is the host machine and virtual machine are both accessible via remote desktop – arthur kamande Jan 14 '17 at 9:11
  • Is your host connected via wifi? – n8te Jan 14 '17 at 9:12
  • the host is on cable and the network is bridged . host ip vm – arthur kamande Jan 14 '17 at 9:13
  • OK well, there goes what I was about to suggest. I've read that some wireless routers have issues when you try to connect a host and guest bridged together and attempting to access the network at the same time. – n8te Jan 14 '17 at 9:15
  • its not that its the first time i have installed the vm . it was working fine all week long it just broke down today morning . I have troubleshooted it uninstalled the vm , disabled the firewall , disabled the antivirus still it won't respond. – arthur kamande Jan 14 '17 at 11:02

Uninstalled the VM player. Removed the VM ware NAT and Host Only Nic . Installed VM ware station pro with volume license. Disabled the firewall . Restated both host and VM multiple times . And it works now able to ping host to vm and vm to host all accessible via the network.

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