6 Replies Latest reply on Feb 1, 2014 3:59 AM by AmrE

    VMWare Player - No internet access. Win 7 host, XP VM

    someguy201 Lurker

      Hi,

       

      I have a Windows XP Pro VM running on WMware Player, I can't get it to connect to the internet. When diagnosing the issue for the network adapter on the Win 7 host machine, the following error message appeared:

       

      dhcp is not enabled for vmware network adapter vmnet1

       

      and

       

      dhcp is not enabled for vmware network adapter vmnet8

       

      This is no longer appearing, On the host machine, network and sharing center shows my normal network, and an unidentified public network with no internet access - listing both vmnet1 and vmnet8 adapters.

       

      Thanks for any help.

        • 1. Re: VMWare Player - No internet access. Win 7 host, XP VM
          a.p. Guru
          vExpertUser ModeratorsCommunity Warriors

          Welcome to the Community,

           

          there could be several reasons for this, from installation issues, configuration issues up to firewall settings, ...

          As a first step, change the VM's network configuration to "NAT" and then run ipconfig /release followed by ipconfig /renew in the XP VM. If this does not help, please provide some details about your setup. VMware Player Version you use, UAC enabled/disabled, any firewall/AV applications you run and last but not least, post the output of ipconfig /all of the host and the VM.

           

          André

          • 2. Re: VMWare Player - No internet access. Win 7 host, XP VM
            someguy201 Lurker

            Thanks for the response. The issue remains after running the ipconfig commands.

             

            VMWare Player: 4.0.1 build-528992

            VM: XP Pro SP2

             

            Host OS: Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit 6.1.7601, Service Pack 1

            UAC: Disabled

            Security Programs: Microsoft Security Essentials, Malwarebytes AntiMalware PRO, Winpatrol

             

            VM Ipconfig /all output:

             

             

            Windows IP Configuration
                    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : will-267511ab1a
                    Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . :
                    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
                    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
                    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
                    DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : localdomain
            Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
                    Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : localdomain
                    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : VMware Accelerated AMD PCNet Adapter
                    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0C-29-3D-8F-28
                    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
                    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
                    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.233.128
                    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
                    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.233.2
                    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.233.254
                    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.233.2
                    Primary WINS Server . . . . . . . : 192.168.233.2
                    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, December 31, 2011 1:59:55 PM
                    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, December 31, 2011 2:29:55 PM
            --------------------------
            Host ipconfig /all output:
            Windows IP Configuration
               Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Will-PC
               Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . :
               Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
               IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
               WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
               DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : gateway.2wire.net
            Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
               Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
               Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
               Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) 82577LC Gigabit Network Connection
               Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-26-B9-63-F4-44
               DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
               Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
            Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:
               Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : gateway.2wire.net
               Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) WiFi Link 5300 AGN
               Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-21-6A-BF-DC-F6
               DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
               Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
               Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::2c4e:11b7:8801:c2c1%10(Preferred)
               IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.67(Preferred)
               Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
               Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 29 December 2011 22:26:39
               Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 01 January 2012 13:16:24
               Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
               DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
               DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 184557930
               DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-15-BE-2B-83-00-21-6A-BF-DC-F6
               DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
               NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled
            Ethernet adapter VMware Network Adapter VMnet1:
               Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : localdomain
               Description . . . . . . . . . . . : VMware Virtual Ethernet Adapter for VMnet1
               Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-50-56-C0-00-01
               DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
               Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
               Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::7083:f025:808e:7ca4%17(Preferred)
               IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.236.1(Preferred)
               Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
               Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 31 December 2011 13:00:43
               Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 31 December 2011 14:30:43
               Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
               DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.236.254
               DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 436228182
               DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-15-BE-2B-83-00-21-6A-BF-DC-F6
               DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.236.1
               NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled
            Ethernet adapter VMware Network Adapter VMnet8:
               Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : localdomain
               Description . . . . . . . . . . . : VMware Virtual Ethernet Adapter for VMnet8
               Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-50-56-C0-00-08
               DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
               Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
               Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::e514:cafc:3919:63aa%19(Preferred)
               IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.233.1(Preferred)
               Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
               Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 31 December 2011 13:14:08
               Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 31 December 2011 14:29:08
               Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
               DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.233.254
               DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 469782614
               DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-15-BE-2B-83-00-21-6A-BF-DC-F6
               DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.233.2
               Primary WINS Server . . . . . . . : 192.168.233.2
               NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled
            Tunnel adapter isatap.gateway.2wire.net:
               Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
               Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : gateway.2wire.net
               Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
               Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
               DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
               Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
            Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:
               Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
               Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
               Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
               DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
               Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
               IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:5ef5:79fd:1438:3722:3f57:febc(Preferred)
               Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::1438:3722:3f57:febc%11(Preferred)
               Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
               NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled
            Tunnel adapter isatap.localdomain:
               Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
               Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : localdomain
               Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #2
               Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
               DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
               Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
            Tunnel adapter isatap.{57B3E4DA-60AF-4C3D-B29E-BA4FF979AE74}:
               Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
               Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
               Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #3
               Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
               DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
               Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
            • 3. Re: VMWare Player - No internet access. Win 7 host, XP VM
              a.p. Guru
              Community WarriorsvExpertUser Moderators

              According to the output of ipconfig, your VM as well as the host seem to be configured properly. The XP VM received a valid "NAT" DHCP address an the according virtual "vmnet8" adapter on the host looks ok as well.

              I'd suggest as the next step you verify all VMware Services (e.g. "VMware NAT Service") are running and there are no error entries in the host's Windows event log. Maybe you can temporarily disable the firewall to see whether this blocks the traffic from the VM.

               

              André

              • 4. Re: VMWare Player - No internet access. Win 7 host, XP VM
                pavel-a Enthusiast

                Hi,

                Have you hibernated the host machine before starting the VM?

                If so, try to reboot the host, verify that it has internet access, then start the VM.

                 

                --pa

                • 5. Re: VMWare Player - No internet access. Win 7 host, XP VM
                  milton123 Hot Shot
                  All seems good. Please make sure that your host machine firewall is disable and getting Internet.

                  Cheers, Yours Udin

                  • 6. Re: VMWare Player - No internet access. Win 7 host, XP VM
                    AmrE Lurker

                    pavel-a Why does this happen after Host hibernation ?