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I am running Windows 7, VMWare Workstation 7.0.1 and have a Virtual Machine of Ubuntu 9.10.

The VM is installed and working correctly. The VMWare Tools are installed, I believe, it is greyed out on the VM menu.

I am unable to connect to the VM from other computers on my home network.

I am able to RDC to the Windows 7 computer with no problem.

I am using a NAT network for the Ubuntu VM, I am unable to try bridged, I get an error that there are no un-bridged network devices.

Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you

Saronaboun

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You'll need bridged to easily route traffic from your LAN, but if you need a quick hack, a local-only host will allow you to communicate with the VM.

NAT won't allow you to easily connect to your VM, though if I recall there may be a way to redirect ports ala a router in the networking options for the NAT.

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Bridged is definitely what you want. You could try something like "Restore Defaults" (link below) or maybe just add a second virtual NIC and try to set that one to bridged. webf1.com/Blog/tabid/66/EntryId/8/… –  Paul Kroon Feb 14 '10 at 16:37
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