I had VMWare Fusion 7.0.1 Pro and cannot change my network prefs away from 'share with my mac' -- I upgraded to VMWare Fusion 7.1.0 Pro and still I cannot change to Autodetect
Thx for using Fusion.
Could you pls give a snapshot of your setting panel to help us what's going on?
Thx a lot & Nice day.
I was having a similar problem and in the process of searching this forum and coming across this thread, I discovered a possible fix.
Problem: After upgrading to 7.1, my Windows 7 VM could not activate the network adapter (Local Area Network/VMWare's virtual Intel ethernet adapter). In Windows, I tried to disable and enable it. No go. Shutting the VM down and opening the Fusion "Settings, Network Adapter" for the VM resulted in the dialog showing all of the adapter options as greyed out. I could click the "Connect Network Adapter" check box on and off to no avail. Also tried:
1) Going to advanced options and removing the Network Adapter. Recreated it, same problem. However, it was then configured to use "Share with my Mac" now as default. (I use bridged mode with my primary Mac Pro ethernet port.)
2) Rebooting the Mac itself.
Possible fix: Tinkering around, I decided to "Add Device..." and create a second Network Adapter. Upon doing so, the second Network Adapter settings could be changed and then suddenly the original Network Adapter settings could be as well. I then removed the second Network Adapter and the first was still working. Quit Fusion and re-opened to confirm the settings were still changeable. Booted VM and confirmed network adapter was working.
I am not sure why this appeared to work better than removing and re-creating the first adapter but it did. My only other guess is something was happening in Fusion in the background that finally "released" (un-greyed out) the options while I was tinkering. But that would not be expected behavior and how long one would actually have to wait is not clear.
I uninstalled, then reinstalled VMWare, but that did nothing.
A reboot of my Mac afterwards did fix the greyed out network options, though.
This is unbelievably frustrating. VMware really needs to get this fixed. I just graded, going from 6.5 to 7.1 and now have this problem. I have tried all the steps mentioned on this forum so far nothing has worked.
I have the same problem on 7.1.1 Pro
Reinstalled and rebooted Mac - same problem.
When I deleted Fusion like this: VMware KB: Manually uninstalling VMware Fusion
And then reinstalled Fusion - it worked.
I'm having the exact same problem. Upgraded to VMWare FUsion 7.1.2 and upgraded my OS to 10.10.4 and now all the networking options are GHOSTED out.
Bridged no longer works either and I can't change it.
I had to delete the network devops in VMWare Fusion and then readd it, and STILL the option for Bridged is still ghosted out.
And I still have no networking.
PLEASE FIX THIS!!!!!
Does a reboot of your Mac OS X make sense?
I'm having this same problem with Fusion 7.1.2. Has anyone seen a resolution for this? This is extremely frustrating!
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I know this is old but since there were still some apparent problems, I'll revive.
I recently had this issue (albeit on Fusion Pro 8.1.0), and I found this thread and none of the solutions worked. What had caused my issue was I modified my dhcpd.conf file to add an IP reservation to keep my VM at a predictable IP so I could reference it in my hosts file. Unfortunately after I modified my network settings my network settings were greyed out for all adapters on all VMs.
To fix, I deleted all of the .bak files in my /Library/Preferences/VMware\ Fusion/vmnetX folders, then I edited /Library/Preferences/VMware\ Fusion/networking and removed the DHCP configuration hash lines. I then rebooted and I had control of my network preferences.
I hope this helps someone else who might be having this issue.
it looks like this is a never ending story...
I upgraded to Fusion 8.1pro because I use Mac OS X ElCapitan now and had the same issues regarding the Network Settings.
I decided to wipe out Fusion completely (was a user since V5) and deleted all settings and sub folders according to KB1017838
After a new install the problem was gone...
Took me 2 hours of my spare time... well hopefully this will not happen again when I update to 9.x...
I'm running 8.1 and encountered the same issue. The work-around I've found is to select the VM you wish to edit, then using the main menu bar, select the interface and then select the desired connection.