I have Windows 7 installed inside VMware, and another Windows 7 as host as well. I have firewall setup on both guest and host.
Now, I want to communicate with guest using host OS. Which is not happening. The ethernet cards of both system have IP of same network.
On the host system, there are 3 ethenets available
- Local Area Connection 192.168.1.x
- VMNet1 192.168.182.x
- VMNet8 192.168.254.x
On the guest, there is one ethernet available
- Local Area connection 192.168.1.x
Despite disabling the firewalls also these two system are not able to communicate.
However, I have noticed that if I connect my host to a router and then configure the network on the host and guest. Given condition of firewall is disabled, now the systems can ping each other. But, with firewalls enabled, the ping request give
Destination host unreachable error. Even though, I have allowed their correspondings IPs to communicate with each other.
Can anyone explain me, what is happening, and what can I do to communicate with my guest systems with the firewall enabled?
P.S. I am using Bit Defender Total Security, for firewall configurations.