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Hey yall,

Having a bit of trouble getting a bridged connection to work. Could this be due to me living in a college dorm room? Don't laugh, I have no idea about networking!

VMWare 3.0

Ubuntu 10.04.3
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Bridged mode means the virtual machine has its own MAC address and IP address it retrieves from the router. NAT mode means the virtual machine uses the MAC address and IP address of the host computer. Port forwarding does not work with NAT mode.

With Virtual Network Editor, make sure it is bridge to Auto or select the appropriate network interface controller (NIC).

If you have to register a MAC address of the NIC with your school in order to use the Internet, you may have problems. You would need to register the VM or use NAT mode if you cannot.
Edited by Riou - 1/31/12 at 2:12pm
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if forced to use NAT what is the downside?

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if forced to use NAT what is the downside?
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Yeah you can; you just need to set up apache. If NAT works for you and Bridged doesn't, I see no reason not to switch.

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