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epekarik
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What is the VMware Network Adapter VMnet8 and VMware Network Adapter VMnet1 for

First time VMware Workstation User (Ver 6). I'm a software developer who doesn't wonder much into networking knowledge areas. So the interoperation of host and guest systems and their connection to network is way over my head.

What is the VMware Network Adapter VMnet8 and VMware Network Adapter VMnet1 for?

I have Local Area Connection (Wired) and Wireless Network Connection to talk to the network based on my physical location if I have wired network or just wireless. Do the two VMnet adapters must be enabled for the guest opsystem talk to the network?

thnx

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lumangoy
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by default, VMnet8 is NAT, VMnet1 is Host-only.

what network do you want to talk to?

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ray2007
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I'd really like my guest Ubuntu VM to be able to talk to my host Win 7 64 bit wireless adapter!!!

Suggestions??

Thanks,

Ray

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lumangoy
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use NAT or by default, VMnet8, or bridging.

what exactly are you try to do?

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ray2007
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I want my Ubuntu guest to be able to use the host wireless adapter.

Is that possible?

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lumangoy
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use Bridged.

do you have another network adapter that is connected to your lan?

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ray2007
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I have one ethernet adapter and one wireless adapter on the host.

THe ethernet bridge works fine on the VM. I can ping and browse the internet.

I'd like the VM to access the wireless but Ubuntu is not seeing the wireless adapter??

Ideas?

Ray

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lumangoy
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I'm not too familiar with Ubuntu, but it will not appear as a wireless.

Force your bridge to use your wireless card.

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ray2007
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Force it? How?

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lumangoy
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I'm using 6.5, so my menus might be a bit different. Go to Edit menu, then Virtual Network Settings,

go to Host Virtual Network settings. selecing one ov the availe VMnets then use your wireless card. Your wireless card has to be connected to your access point.

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ray2007
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I don't see the wireless adapter anywhere in the VM. It's like it doesn't exist to the VM.

Virtual Network Setting does not see it either.

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epekarik
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For the host machine to see the wireless adapter, I had to install Dell's wireless driver. Do I have to install the same wireless driver on the guest machine?

Win XP Workstation 6

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ray2007
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Not sure but I would think not.

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