Communicating with Virtual Machines using a Wireless Router

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If I setup a wireless network with a router so I different computers can communicate over the network, how can those computers on the network also communicate with a virtual machine on the network? For instance, I have the network setup and two separate computers can ping each other. The virtual machine I have running on one of those computers can ping the host computer. However, the host computer and the other computer on the network cannot ping the virtual machine? Is this even possible? Or is just simply a setting I need to change?

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If you’re running a workstation-based product, such as Virtual PC or VMware Workstation (or Server), then you have to be sure that you have selected the correct network adapter type, which is a bridged connection, IIRC. From there, you have to either assign a valid IP for your network, or ensure that your dhcp server knows about the VM’s MAC, if you do reservations.

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Previous answer by BlankReg:
Check that the virtual machine doesn’t have a firewall running. This can allow it to ping other machines, but no-one can ping to the virtual machine. (This is also true for ‘real’ machines as well as virtual).

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  • Kevin Beaver
    I've gotten this to work fine. As the others have said just make sure a firewall's not loaded and you're running in bridged mode. You may also try NAT mode in your VM as well to see if that works any better.
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