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Re: VMWare as a networking alternative



On Jan 20, 2008 5:42 PM, Kevin J. Cummings <cummings kjchome homeip net> wrote:
> Ben Kevan wrote:
> > On Sunday 20 January 2008 12:38:53 pm vamythguy wrote:
> >> I want to switch my laptop over to linux, but still plan to run an XP
> >> virtual host.  My laptop has a broadcom wireless card which seems to be
> >> troublesome.  It seems that the reverse config (windows host, linux guest)
> >> would allow the linux virtual to hit the net via nat through the windows
> >> master.  Is the reverse possible, for the windows guest to provide net
> >> services to the linux master?
> >
> > Try NAT networking. VMWare has a problem with the new kernels and wireless.
>
> I can't (yet) speak for the latest kernels.  I have an XP VM running on
> my FC6 laptop.  It can access the "net" pretty well, and active
> connections can be made to come back to it via a current outgoing
> connection, but I've had trouble accessing it directly except from the
> hosting laptop on its VM wetwork, even though routing is supposedly set
> up correctly (ip_forward and subnet routes) on the other networked
> machines.  I'm not sure if the VMWare network is NATing on my laptop or not.
>
> --
> Kevin J. Cummings

Many VMware users run Fedora and other linux distributions as a guest
on Windows. Browse topics on VMware's user forums and get a feel for
the problems being encountered.


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