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      • 15. Re: how to know which vmnet is connected to virtual machines
        extrashot Enthusiast

        It took me a while to fully understand and grasp the concept and I wanted to be sure I am on same page as you are.



        If the network card you want isn't showing up, change vmnet0 to a specific one, on automatic it selects all available.

        Ok I change vmnet0 from automatic to Dlink card (this is Wifi2 and has an IP address from the ADSL Broadband router I have) all the internet and every thing I am able to post here is because of this USB wifi adapter  connected to host machine and being able to work. This does not show in vmnet8 in drop down but it does show in vmnet0 drop down.

        In ipconfig output on host machine this card shows as following

        Wireless LAN adapter Wi-Fi 2:

           Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : domain.name
           Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . …... : ffff::ffff:ffff:61e2:a9eb%11
           IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . ………:
           Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . ……...:
           Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . ……..: fffff::1332:fffff:fe58:d1d5%11


        Now I come to vmnet8

        The wireless one thats on vmnet8, if you check in windows, is it connected to a wireless network and have an ip. If the real card can't connect, the bridged one won't work.


        The card which is being shown here does not have an IP address this is Realtek one I have disabled it so that any way by mistake also I do not want to have any connections originating from this Wifi Card.This card in ipconfig output on Host OS shows as following

        Wireless LAN adapter Wi-Fi:

           Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
           Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : domain.name


        What I want here is Dlink wifi adapter which is being displayed as Wifi 2 Connection name in ipconfig output .It is basically a USB adapter working as Wifi.

        I want virtual machines to  NAT  or bridge every thing to happen for this Wifi Adapter for the time being.


        The other Wifi I will enable after I finish this experiment.


        So this is the situation.

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