FreeBSD Networking Basics
Subject:   Acheiving connectivity on VMWare
Date:   2010-03-09 20:43:43
From:   abaig
Hello everyone.

Im stumped as I cannot get my FreeBSD 7 virtual machine to connect to the internet. Im using the NAT option for the LAN adapter. It says that this option uses the same settings as the host machine to achieve connectivity but it isn't working. Some pointers as what should be done?

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  • Acheiving connectivity on VMWare
    2010-06-26 07:29:49  sparcdoctor [View]

    Could be the lingering bridge bug. VMware had issues in the past binding to Hamachi interfaces inactive or not. Check network settings to make sure it's not binding if you do use Hamachi.
  • Dru Lavigne photo Acheiving connectivity on VMWare
    2010-03-12 11:08:39  Dru Lavigne | O'Reilly Author [View]

    I don't have Vmware to test, but I have blogged about it at and some comments are starting to come in that may help.
    • Acheiving connectivity on VMWare
      2010-03-13 11:17:23  5u623l20 [View]

      You need to work out something with the Edit->Virtual Network Editor. Opening the screen you will get some column with Name, Type, External connection etc. In the External connection column you will find one line with the "NAT" option. Select it. Will see some change in the following VMNET Information. Click "NAT Settings". Find the Gateway IP from the screen. In my case it is something like Exit using "Cancel". Use any IP other than 1 and 2 in the fourth octet and use the same IP you found in the previous step as gateway. Use the Resolver of your Host PC. Voila. It's done.

      Usage :
      Bridge - When you have extra handy IP of the same series of your host PC.
      NAT - When you dont have the above.
      Host Only - When you want to use some other VM and connect them inside the network without external access.