wireless networking - Cannot connect to internet with VMware running on Windows 7

  • bragboy

    My OS is Windows 7. I installed VMware version 7. I am running Mac OS X virtually. But I am not able to access to internet. I am using wireless internet in my host box (Windows 7).

    I also tried the bridged mode, but it's also not working.

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  • Answers
  • Stephen Jennings

    Try switching to bridged networking mode. When just trying to let a VM access the Internet, I've found it's easiest to use bridged networking so it appears as another networked computer.

  • Caitlin

    I had this problem and, after making sure all of the settings were correct and still not being able to connect, I just restarted my virtual machine and it was fixed. Simple, but worth a try!

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  • Majenko

    This sounds like a DNS issue as opposed to a VMWare issue. The network is obviously working as you can get out to the internet (albeit with delays).

    Check what is in /etc/resolv.conf on the guest and ensure that you can reach all the nameserver machines listed in there.