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jonh001
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Fusion won't bridge to WiFi adapter

I'm running Monterey (12.6) and Fusion 12.2.4. 

I've noticed that Bridged networking in either AutoDetect or to WiFi doesn't work.

If I connect a USB Ethernet adapter, I can bridge to it fine but not to Wifi and not when set to AutoDetect.

NAT mode works fine.

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Technogeezer
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What Mac hardware are you running?

And, what kind of WiFi access point are you using?

Was this a configuration that was upgraded from prior versions of both Fusion and macOS?

- Paul (Technogeezer)
Editor of the Unofficial Fusion Companion Guides
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gringley
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Indeed bridged network does not work with WiFi reliably Fusion 12.  I will guess you are on a MacBook as WiFi would also be Default on a Mac without Ethernet.  You have already found the reliable workaround in the form of the USB Ethernet adapter.

jonh001
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MacBook Pro 2019 connecting to an Asus RT-AC86U access point.

Yes this was working previously but I don't know when it stopped working.  I do keep up with upgrades so not sure if it was a Fusion upgrade that did it or the move from Big Sur to Monterey.

When I go to Network Adapter Settings I do see a connection to my WiFi router and I do get an IP address:

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But in the Guest VM it just shows connecting but never does:

jonh001_1-1663879047257.png

 

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Technogeezer
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This looks like Ubuntu as the guest operating system. What version?

What does the 'lspci' command say for the Ethernet controller?

What does the connection profile look like for the Wired connection?

Can you post the .vmx file for this VM?

- Paul (Technogeezer)
Editor of the Unofficial Fusion Companion Guides
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jonh001
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This is Ubuntu 22.04

lspci

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX Host bridge (rev 01)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX AGP bridge (rev 01)
00:07.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA (rev 08)
00:07.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE (rev 01)
00:07.3 Bridge: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 08)
00:07.7 System peripheral: VMware Virtual Machine Communication Interface (rev 10)
00:0f.0 VGA compatible controller: VMware SVGA II Adapter
00:10.0 SCSI storage controller: Broadcom / LSI 53c1030 PCI-X Fusion-MPT Dual Ultra320 SCSI (rev 01)
00:11.0 PCI bridge: VMware PCI bridge (rev 02)
00:15.0 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
00:15.1 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
00:15.2 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
00:15.3 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
00:15.4 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
00:15.5 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
00:15.6 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
00:15.7 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
00:16.0 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
00:16.1 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
00:16.2 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
00:16.3 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
00:16.4 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
00:16.5 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
00:16.6 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
00:16.7 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
00:17.0 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
00:17.1 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
00:17.2 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
00:17.3 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
00:17.4 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
00:17.5 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
00:17.6 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
00:17.7 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
00:18.0 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
00:18.1 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
00:18.2 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
00:18.3 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
00:18.4 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
00:18.5 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
00:18.6 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
00:18.7 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
02:00.0 USB controller: VMware USB1.1 UHCI Controller
02:01.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82545EM Gigabit Ethernet Controller (Copper) (rev 01)
02:02.0 Multimedia audio controller: Ensoniq ES1371/ES1373 / Creative Labs CT2518 (rev 02)
02:03.0 USB controller: VMware USB2 EHCI Controller
02:04.0 SATA controller: VMware SATA AHCI controller

The connection profile is basically all defaults

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Technogeezer
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Interesting - nothing out of the ordinary there.

Was the Fusion installation on this Mac upgraded from version 11 or earlier, or is this a fresh install of Fusion. If it was upgraded, could you try a complete uninstall of Fusion and all of its support files (per KB article https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/1017838 ) then reinstall Fusion 12.2.4 and see if that changes anything. 

From the VM, could you post the results of ‘ip addr’ or ‘ifconfig -a’?

- Paul (Technogeezer)
Editor of the Unofficial Fusion Companion Guides
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jonh001
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Initial install was Fusion 11 - this was an upgrade.  Unfortunately I don't know when it stopped working, whether it was a Fusion upgrade or a Mac OS upgrade.

1: lo: <LOOPBACK,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 65536 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN group default qlen 1000
link/loopback 00:00:00:00:00:00 brd 00:00:00:00:00:00
inet 127.0.0.1/8 scope host lo
valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
inet6 ::1/128 scope host
valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
2: ens33: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc fq_codel state UP group default qlen 1000
link/ether 00:0c:29:a0:d2:de brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
altname enp2s1

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gringley
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I will second the clean delete and reinstall of Fusion.  My WiFi problems were solvable with Ubuntu by lowering the MTU in the VM and that was fixed a while back.  My Windows VMs still do not like WiFi though.

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