Vmware Fusion: How to get a unique externally (from the Mac) accessible IP?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by lokiju, Feb 10, 2010.

  1. lokiju macrumors 6502

    Jun 10, 2008
    I'm sure someones figured this out but I'm not finding the solution in any searches I've done so far.

    I have a Mac Pro running Snow Leopard and installed Vmware Fusion, built a Windows 7 Pro x64 VM and while I can hit my Osx environment from the Win7 VM, I cannot hit anything external to the Mac Pro but on the same network from the VM and nothing outside of the Mac Pro on the same network can hit the VM as well.

    Since I have a Mac Pro, I have two nic's and only need on for Osx, is there a way in Vmware Fusion to get the other NIC mapped to the VM directly so that I can get a valid non-Natted IP that is accessible external from the Mac to anything else on the same network/vlan?

    Many Thanks!

    Edit: Got it working with doing bridged mode to my secondary nic.

    I tried this in VirutalBox and couldn't for the life of me get it working right but it works fine in Vmware Fusion.
  2. jtmx29 macrumors regular


    Jan 14, 2010
    You can manually set the IP to what you want on the second VM NIC. However, since you're probably a Comcast, Cox, etc. subscriber you only have one external IP. What you use at home is a NAT/PAT'd internal IP to get to the outside world. The same would exist for VMWARE
  3. lokiju thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 10, 2008
    I'm talking an internal LAN environment with multiple machines on this LAN that I want to be able to communicate with from the VM and for those multiple machines on the LAN.

    Bottom line goal is I have tools that will only work in Windows that I need to be able to get to via remote desktop (MS RDP) from another Mac or another Windows box into this Win7 VM.

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