I am running VMware Workstation 8 (build 471480). I want to setup a small content server, mainly for images and such for my website, on my desktop in a virtual server (just for the heck of it)... I now have everything installed on a VMWare virtual machine running Ubuntu Server and already have the web server running. I have tested it and it works fine within the network when accessing it from the host.
I now need to make it work on the public Internet and am planning on using noip.com, as i have done on many other occasions.
The problem is that my router is a Linksys E2500 and it only allows port forwarding to IPs within its subnet (192.168.2.**)
The host system connected to the router has an IP of 192.168.2.177. The VMware Workstation 8 virtual machine has a Network type of NAT and the IP for the server on it is 192.168.43.130.
I have already forwarded port 80 and 22 to 192.168.2.177, but how can i get my Windows 7 system to then forward that port to the server ip?