VMware Workstation 11 configure bridged network

I experienced abnormal network configuration in VMware Workstation 11. VMnet0 is usualy used for bridged connection but it is not installed automatically by VMware Workstation.

Here is the work-around to get things done.

Step 1

In VMware Workstation, open Virtual Network Editor window
Click on the [Change Settings] button on top of [Help].
Virtual Network Editor window will be initialized again with Windows administrator privilege.

Step 2

Click on [Add Network] button.
Select network VMnet0 to add.
Click [OK] button.
A new Host-only(or NAT) type network VMnet0 will appear in the list.
Click [OK] button.

Step 3

In Windows, open [Control Panel] –> [Network and Internet] –> [Network and Sharing Center]
On the left-hand-side panel, click on [Change adapter settings]
You will see a new entry shows up. Say “Ethernet 2”. This connection is created by VMware Workstation, not a actual network connection.

Step 4

Now, we are going to make a network bridge.
You have to decide which actual connection you like to hook up with VMware.
Assume we want to hook up the actual “Wi-fi 1” connection with the “Ethernet 2” connection(Remember, this one is from VMware).
Use mouse to select “Wi-fi 1” and “Ethernet 2”. Right-click –> [Bridge Connections]
The bridging process will start and it takes a while.
Restart Windows to activate the new setting.

Step 5

In VMware Workstation, open Virtual Network Editor window
Click on the [Change Settings] button on top of [Help].
Select VMnet0 network.
Change it to “Bridged” type.
Click on [OK] button.

oliver

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