I'm running a Debian LAMP Server in VMWare Player, using a bridged connection.

However, on my router the VM is showing up with the same MAC Address... therefore I can't set the VM to a static address.

I've tried changing the MAC in the .vmx, but to no success. I'm not really sure what to do or where to look now. I've tried Googling and I guess I don't know what I'm looking for or I just can't find it, hopefully someone here can help out.


Definitely Bridged Connection

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ARP Table From Ping:              00-1a-73-82-da-c9     dynamic             00-1a-73-82-da-c9     dynamic

7 is the Host OS 10 is the VM

  • What's the host OS? Are you a superuser there? – wfaulk May 2 '12 at 3:23
  • Windows 7, yes I'm running as Admin the only account on there. – mawburn May 2 '12 at 3:24

It turns out it was a problem with the system running off WiFi. When I used the Ethernet connection, the MAC Address returned to what it should have been.

  • It used to be that you couldn't change the MAC address of WiFi adapters. I don't know that that's still the case, but it would explain what you're seeing here. – wfaulk May 4 '12 at 17:49

What MAC address are you using? If it's not a VMware MAC (00:50:56:...), you have to also include this config option:

ethernetN.addressType = “static” 
  • It was something to do with it being on wireless. I switched they physical machine to an ethernet connection and the MACs show up fine. – mawburn May 3 '12 at 2:46
  • You should post an answer yourself and accept it, not accept my incorrect answer. – wfaulk May 3 '12 at 14:23
  • Ok, done. Thank you. – mawburn May 4 '12 at 14:33

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