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Re: VMWare as a networking alternative



On Jan 20, 2008 9:51 PM, Kam Leo <kam leo gmail com> wrote:
2008/1/20 vamythguy <vamythguy gmail com>:
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> On Jan 20, 2008 9:24 PM, Kam Leo <kam leo gmail com> wrote:
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> > 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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> I actually wanted to go the other way and guest a windows install on a linux
> host but, somehow, use that windows guest to get me around linux wireless
> issues.

It is not going to happen using VMware. The guest OS sees a virtual
hardware interface. Try another VM product.

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Thought maybe I could give the guest os direct access, load some NAT or bridgeing sw on one of the two and be good.  Sounds like no.

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