I installed Vsphere 6.0 on a VM workstation 11 and on booting it gave me an IP address (static) - 192.168.254.XX and i used the same address to log into the Vsphere Client. In Vsphere Client, I created 01 VM. My ESXI machine in workstation is connected to physical NIC (Bridges connection) and is supposedly getting internet access. How will the internet connection be routed to Vsphere VMs via ESXI system on VM Workstation. As per my understanding, the Vsphere client where my VMs are installed, is interfaced to ESXI system. So, do i need to NAT my NIC to the ESXI IP address or to my ISP address (DHCP)??

i want to give internet access to my VMs in Vsphere client How should i go about it? My internet connection is a DHCP based system.

Also, how to go about configuring DD-WRT to distribute internet to various VMs??


your ESXI has a static ip correct was the static ip provided by the ISP? or is fake? if it fake NAT your way to ISP address or else do the ESXI ip adress

now for the DD-WRT there are 2 options

Simple Version Disable DHCP Connect a LAN port to the main network / to the main Router's LAN port Now you have an AccesPoint only setup, where clients are served IP details from your main network or main Router.

Long Version Here's how to create a Wireless Access Point using dd-wrt v24. Hard reset or 30/30/30 the router to dd-wrt default settings Connect to the router @

Note: If this router is wired to another router, there may be conflicts (both routers could have the same IP address). For the time being, disconnect this router from the main one. Open the Setup -> Basic Setup tab

WAN Connection Type : Disabled

Local IP Address: (i.e. different from primary router and out of primary router's DHCP pool)

Subnet Mask: (i.e. same as primary router)

DHCP Server: Disable (also uncheck DNSmasq options)

(Recommended) Gateway/Local DNS: IP address of primary router (many things will fail without this as your router will not be able to access the internet or another network without it)

(Optional) Assign WAN Port to Switch (visible only with WAN Connection Type set to disabled): Enable this if you want to use WAN port as a switch port (Optional) NTP Client: Enable/Disable (if Enabled, specify Gateway/Local DNS above) Help


Open the Setup -> Advanced Routing tab (Optional) Change operating mode to: Router Save Open the Wireless -> Basic Settings tab Wireless Network Name (SSID): YourNetworkNameHere (Optional) Sensitivity Range: The max distance (in meters) to clients x2 Save Open the Wireless -> Wireless Security tab Note: Security is optional, but recommended! Clients must support whatever mode you select here. (Recommended) Security Mode: WPA2

(Recommended) WPA Algorithm: AES

(Recommended) WPA Shared Key: >8 characters Save Open the Services -> Services tab

(Optional) DNSMasq: Disable (enable if you use additional DNSMasq settings)

(Optional) ttraff Daemon: Disable


Open the Security -> Firewall tab

Uncheck all boxes except Filter Multicast Save Disable SPI firewall Save Open the Administration -> Management tab (Recommended) Info Site Password Protection: Enable

(Recommended) Routing: Disabled (enable if you need to route between interfaces)

Apply Settings and connect Ethernet cable to main router via LAN-to-LAN uplink*

Reboot router to be sure all settings have been applied.

You may have to reboot your own PC or do "ipconfig /release" + "ipconfig /renew" from the Windows command line.

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