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bridging not working vm workstation 6.0.4 & opensuse 11.0


I have a strange problem with my guests running on vmware

workstation 6.0.4, the host being opensuse 11.0. I have 3 guest ubuntu

7, win xp, windows 2k3 standard and neither of the three guests are

able to get an ip address when in bridged mode with the wireless adapter. However, when I switch

to NAT it is able to pull a NAT ip and get network & internet connectivity. VMware tools have been installed as well.

Here's the trick, I've noticed that this is the case

whether on the wired eth0 port or on the wireless. I then installed

vmware workstation 6.0.4 on my windows xp desktop and it appears to

work fine for all scenarios, bridged, nat or host only with the same guests that were used on the laptop.

I've configured two bridged interfaces, one for eth0 and one for wlan0.

Bridged networking on /dev/vmnet0

DHCP server on /dev/vmnet1

Host-only networking on /dev/vmnet1

Bridged networking on /dev/vmnet2

DHCP server on /dev/vmnet8

NAT service on /dev/vmnet8

Host-only networking on /dev/vmnet8

The kernel running is

I've applied all of the latest updates for Suse although this issue has existed since day 1 of installing opensuse 11.0 and vmware workstation 6.0.4.

I'm wondering if this is an issue with opensuse 11 or workstation 6.0.4 for linux as it appears to work fine on Windows XP.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!

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I've been unable to get bridged networking to run with Workstation 6.0.4 & Ubuntu 8.04 either. My guest is Windows XP Pro. Perhaps it's a similar issue?

Any updates on this??

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