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Introduction

I'm running VMware Fusion v11.5.1 on a macOS 10 host. I'm attempting to reach the Internet from inside a virtual machine.

What I've done so far

I was trying to reach the Internet from inside a CentOS 7 VM. The network adapter is in NAT mode. Here's a picture of my network settings:

network settings

As you can see, the virtual ethernet cable is unplugged and greyed out.

I started up a Windows 10 VM and a similar thing happened.

I reconnected the network adapter and reinstalled VMware Fusion, and the same thing continued happening.

Question

How can I reach the Internet from within a virtual machine managed by VMware Fusion 11?

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I powered off my VM, restarted my Mac, and started the VM up again and that was enough to get my VM connected again.

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