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    Network Bridge Mode Not Working Windows 10 Host

    twistedau Lurker

      Running VMware Workstation Pro 14 (14.1.1 build-7528167). None of my guest VM's can contact my host machine, and my host machine cannot contact the guest machines. This occurs when I'm using bridged mode for the guest NIC's. Other machines on my network can contact the guest VM's and the guest VM's can contact other machines on my network; they also have Internet access. This seems to just be guest to host and host to guest communication issues. If I switch from bridged to host only or NAT it works OK. I've tried to uninstall>reboot>reinstall VMware workstation. I've tried resetting the network settings to default in the Virtual network app. I can see the VMware bridge driver on my host machines physical NIC. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling it. I've turned off the firewalls on both machines.

        • 1. Re: Network Bridge Mode Not Working Windows 10 Host
          Expert
          vExpert

          Open a cmd as admin and run

          net stop vmnetbridge

          net start vmnetbridge

          Sometimes that helps

           

           

          Regards,

          Randhir

           

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          • 2. Re: Network Bridge Mode Not Working Windows 10 Host
            twistedau Lurker

            Thanks for the tip, it did not work unfortunately

            • 3. Re: Network Bridge Mode Not Working Windows 10 Host
              MacFred Lurker

              Try this

              1. Add Administrator to the local rights group "Network Configuration Operators"

              2. And start Virtual Network Editor" and "Restore Defaults"

               

              Good Luck

               

              Fredrik

              • 4. Re: Network Bridge Mode Not Working Windows 10 Host
                mrkurvaa Lurker

                Bridged network not working , can't find any working solution.

                 

                Screen Shot 04-29-18 at 02.21 PM.PNG

                i'am having pretty much the same probleme .
                I have tryed to repair the install of my vmware 12 pro then re install , then upgrade to vmware 14 pro and re install open-vm-tools . Still no connection

                I have tryed to set my network cart from automatic to      PCIe .. didnt work .
                Everything work well on NAT network but bridge is broken , cause of the last update of win 10 ?
                Vmnet0 dont get any connection ither

                 

                 

                 

                Screen Shot 04-29-18 at 02.22 PM.PNG

                 

                when i ping on google dns that's what i'm getting

                 

                 

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                If any one is having the same probleme please help me to solve this probleme , i have been looking for the solution during the two last days it's very ennoying .

                • 5. Re: Network Bridge Mode Not Working Windows 10 Host
                  GreckiSAS Lurker

                  Hi, this is something I lost my respect to VMWare and Microsoft to.

                  But I found the resolution.

                  It works when you have installed Workstation, not Player, but I undrestand you have Workstation.

                  So: if you need bridged connection, simply: remove all others: VMnet1 and VMnet8. Leave VMnet0 and... voila!

                  Now I am looking for resolution in Player, not Workstation, but I am enormously less stressed

                  Good Luck!

                  • 6. Re: Network Bridge Mode Not Working Windows 10 Host
                    grexdevops Novice

                    I had a similar problem and found the solution.  I had created a VM with vmware player trial on windows 10 and it worked.  I purchased workstation pro and installed.  When I ran the same VM with workstation, there was no network connectivity at all.  I had network access if I changed to NAT, but not as bridged.  However, I need bridge.

                     

                    Thanks to GreckiSASI was able to find the solution.

                     

                    -- Be sure your vm is stopped.

                    --Run the VMWare Virtual Network Editor

                    (click start and search for Virtual Network Editor)

                    -- Run it as administrator (or click the button at the bottom of the screen that says, "change settings." VMNet0 will dislpay when running as administrator. Otherwise, it will not be visible)

                    -- Highlight VMNet0 and click on "Automatic Settings"

                    -- You will see a list of adapters. De-select all but the physical network card. (When I set up up with player, I had selected only the 1.  After install of workstation, all of the items were checked.)

                    -- Click "OK"

                    -- Click "Ok"

                    -- Start the VM and test.

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                    • 7. Re: Network Bridge Mode Not Working Windows 10 Host
                      byunkook0 Novice

                      Some of my VMs were created 10 years ago and I have been upgrading VMware workstation version.

                       

                      In version 12, restore default fixed the bridge issue.

                       

                      in version 14, following GreckiSASI's instruction fixed the issue.

                       

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                      1 person found this helpful
                      • 8. Re: Network Bridge Mode Not Working Windows 10 Host
                        monkeynut Novice

                        These things are difficult to diagnose without actually being in front of the machines as important things can be missed. From what you have said the problem is with only the one machine not being reachable. Now if I understand correctly if you use NAT mode everything works but with bridged mode it doesn't. What jumps out at me is 'Firewall rules' as with NAT mode you are using existing addresses but with bridged you'll get new IP addresses via DHCP. So Maybe you need a Firewall rule on the 'host' to allow your new IP addresses through it.

                         

                        Have fun,

                         

                        MN

                        • 9. Re: Network Bridge Mode Not Working Windows 10 Host
                          qwanzaden Lurker

                          grexdevops answer [solved] it for me.
                          Host: Windows 10 Version 1803

                          Guest: Fedora 29

                          VMware Workstation 15 Pro, version 15.0.2

                          • 10. Re: Network Bridge Mode Not Working Windows 10 Host
                            mtk Novice

                            not for me.  i'm on 1809 and just installed and removed the march cumulative update.  now my lenovo with an attached usb keyboard drops keys or repeats keys.  and nothing i do gets bridged networking back on for my fedora 29 guest.  before this, everything was working.  sigh.

                            • 11. Re: Network Bridge Mode Not Working Windows 10 Host
                              mtk Novice

                              they fixed the stuttering problem but i still don't have networking ("network is unreachable").  this is true for both a fedora 29 guest and a centos 7 guest.  so the problem isn't OS-specific.  i've done all the typical stuff (reset the virtual interfaces) but it had no effect.  i haven't tried to reinstall workstation yet.  in addition to the networking problem, booting fedora 29 doesn't work smoothly.  the login screen doesn't show up unless i pause & restart the VM.  centos 7 works without a problem.

                               

                              /mark

                              • 12. Re: Network Bridge Mode Not Working Windows 10 Host
                                PaulVenice Lurker

                                I had the same problem. Bridge mode didn't work on my Win10 host. None of the solutions listed here or mentioned elsewhere worked. Here is how I got it working. The Ethernet network adapter on my host computer was configured for a static IP. When I changed it to DHCP bridge mode worked. The strange thing is that my host was connected to the LAN with WIfi which was using DHCP.  The Ethernet was disconnected but using static IP. I had even set Workstation bridge mode to use the wireless adapter but the unconnected Ethernet with it's static IP was keeping bridge mode from working. I hope this solution helps some others.

                                Paul

                                • 13. Re: Network Bridge Mode Not Working Windows 10 Host
                                  Keeper306 Lurker

                                  Tried a lot of things, but eventually i resolved this problem by removing checkpoint vpn client from my Host. Then i restarted host and it started working.

                                  Now i can ping my VM from host and vice versa with bridged network.

                                  Maybe it can help somenone else.

                                  • 14. Re: Network Bridge Mode Not Working Windows 10 Host
                                    sthomas170 Lurker

                                    I found the following worked in Windows 10 and Vmware Workstation Version 10. I had to add vmware.exe to the allowed applications in the FW. I then reset the network back and then NAT addressing worked on a CentOS Version 7 VM.

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