I am trying to get a Ubuntu virtual machine to connect to my network. I have set a static IP address but I cannot get any communication with the network. I have installed VMWare Tools. The network card is set to bridged networking.

  • I am running Ubuntu version 8.10 Intrepid
  • The Vmware version is Vmware workstation version 10
  • Other virtual machines have access to the network and my host.
  • Another Linux virtual machine Kali Linux is working fine with networking.
  • Ping to my gateway just gives destination host unreachable.
  • I have tried removing the virtual network card and adding it back in.


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  • Silly me I was running the wrong command to get the interface up, should be sudo ifup eth4 – Ninja2k Oct 3 '14 at 17:07
  • This means you've got it fixed? – unkilbeeg Oct 3 '14 at 17:33
  • Yes I got it all fixed now. – Ninja2k Oct 5 '14 at 11:47

I just needed to use sudo ifup eth4 and not sudo ifconfig eth4 up.

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