Welcome to the community and would you please help to confirm some details?
1) You created two bridged interfaces, and which bridge do the two VMs connected to ? Wireless or Wired ? It will be nice if you can attache the picture of your Virtual Network Editor and the VM Setting page
2) Your problem is that you can not ping from VM to the ip address of your wireless adapter located on your host, right? Do the ip address of the guest and the wireless adapter belong to the same subnet? and they share the same default gateway?
3) If you connect your VM to the Bridge which bind to the wired Ethernet adapter, can the VM ping the ip address of the wired Ethernet adapter ?
Thank you for the reply.
1) I tried the two VMs connected to both wired and wireless bridged connections, but with no success. Following are the network editor and VM settings.
2) Problem is that i cannot ping from the VM machines to the IP address of my host either it is the wireless or the wired adapter and the opposite. Both guests machines are acquiring a DHCP IP address from the router (i have tested it in multiple routers and ISP connections) in the same network as the host machine sharing the same default gateway. All other devices in the same network are able to communicate with both guests machines and the host.
3) No it is not possible.
As an update for testing i proceeded and installed virtualbox in my host machine.
I migrated my debian guest machine to virtualbox using this article http://www.howtogeek.com/125640/how-to-convert-virtual-machines-between-virtualbox-and-vmware/ and with the same bridged settings i was able to access the host machine and all network computers from the guest machine and the opposite.
I have a setup according to your settings, however can not reproduce the issue. Would you please help me confirm more things?
1) If the guest use NAT mode, is the communication between host and guest fine?
2) Would you please exchange the bindings of two bridged network. The detail -- bind VMnet0 to the wired adapter and bind VMnet2 to the wireless adatper, then chang the VM's VM Setting to connect the VM's Network adapter to "custom -- VMnet2"
I have the same exact issue (see my post Network bridge not working on Intel AC8260 WiFi adapter ). Just like in your case, the guest VMs are able to get an IP from the external DHCP server, but then the VMs have no connectivity. TCP and ICMP traffic doesn't go anywhere. In my case this only happens when I bridge with the Intel AC8260 WiFi adapter. Everything works as expected with the Realtek Ethernet port on the laptop.
I should add the the guest VMs respond to ping from the host and from any other device on the network. I also found another person reporting the same issue in another forum: networking - VMware Workstation: Bridge to Wireless NIC will not route traffic to wireless AP - Super User . He also has the same Intel AC8260 adapter as me. If I had to guess the issue is between the VMware bridge driver and the Intel driver.
1) If i use NAT mode the communication between host and guest is fine (i was able to ping from host to guest and the opposite).
2) I followed your recommendation, but the result is the same. From either machines (guest or host) i am able to access all other machines in the network but not each other.
As per my testing for me the issue is happening also with the wired and the wireless adapter.