setotitan
Contributor
Contributor

Fusion Bridged Mode Not Seeing Wireless Network

I'm running VM Fusion 4 and I've got my Windows VM set to bridged mode. The issue is Windows doesn't seem to connect. I'm running wireless on my Macbook, and Windows doesn't even show a wireless adapter it only shows a wired network adapter. Is that right, what can I do to troubleshoot and fix it?

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nancyz
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

setotitan wrote:

I'm running VM Fusion 4 and I've got my Windows VM set to bridged mode. The issue is Windows doesn't seem to connect. I'm running wireless on my Macbook, and Windows doesn't even show a wireless adapter it only shows a wired network adapter. Is that right, what can I do to troubleshoot and fix it?

Hi setotitan,

Can you find the process called "vmnet-bridge" when you execute command ps aux|grep vmnet-bridge on your Mac OS?

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dlhotka
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Champion

Windows will not see a wireless network or adapter directly.  If you want that, you'll need to use a USB network device.  Otherwise the host network is virtualized and provided to the guest as a wired adapter.

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