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    how to know which vmnet is connected to virtual machines

    extrashot Enthusiast

      I am having three vmnets in VMware workstation.

      vmnet0 vmnet1 vmnet8

      VMnet0 is bridged/automatic  I tried playing with it changing lan card assigned to it.

      vmnet on different lan cards.jpg

       

      Now following is configuration of vmnet0 at the time of writing this question

      vmnet0 .jpg

      and vmnet8 is

      vmnet8_a.jpg

      The virtual machine IP address is

      Windows IP Configuration in Virtual Machine


      Ethernet adapter Ethernet0:

         Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : localdomain
         Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : ffff::ffff:fe6f:c3a4:ae3e%12
         IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.152.129
         Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
         Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.152.2

       

      This is in range 192.168.152.X this is in vmnet8 so this virtual machine is connected to vmnet8

      The setting here which I understand is that virtual machine is connected to vmnet8 which has only one Wifi card that is onboard Realtek

      adapter which it is showing me as 2 adapters as in screenshot

      Realtek RTL8723DE 802.11b/g/n PCI e Adapter

      Realtek PCIe GbE Family Controller #2

      which I think is same LAN card.

       

       

      Now if I want Virtual machine to be connected to VMnet0 to the  bridged LAN Card DLink DWA-131  Wireless Network mode so

      that I can bridge the Wifi connection to access point via USB Wifi Card. DLink  or even If I wish to connect VM to Vmnet0

      in NAT it is giving me errors.

      vmnet0 in NAT error.jpg

      I am not able to understand how to connect virtual machines to desired VMnets.

      i.e. If I want to connect vm to Vmnet0 or vmnet1 or vmnet8 how can I choose desired vmnet.If I am doing some mistake

      please guide me to some tutorial which can help me or some link that might have explained this concept better.

      I am not able to understand how to do bridging for virtual machines to desired vmnet as a result my VMs are not having internet

      connectivity.

      I have my internet connectivity in host machine on Wifi2 connection which is my DLink USB Wifi. So I want Virtual machines to be

      connected to a vmnet which is connected to DLink in bridged mode.

       

      What mistake I am doing here. please guide me to some tutorial which can help me or some link that might have explained this concept better. I am not able to understand how to do bridging for virtual machines to desired vmnet as a result my VMs are not having internet connectivity. I have my internet connectivity in host machine on Wifi2 connection which is my DLink USB Wifi. So I want Virtual machines to be connected to a vmnet0 which is connected to DLink in bridged mode as in vmnet8 I am not having an option to share DLink USB Wifi in bridged mode.

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