VMWare, Linux and Wireless Networking

We all know wireless network hardware builders don’t like Linux much. Or maybe it’s the other way around. Anyway, making it work is usually a hassle, and if you got here, probably VMWare network isn’t going any good for you.

The problem is that bridged networking on VMWare (the best one for home use) requires the host’s network card to enter promiscuous mode. It is not something most Linux drivers do. You have 2 options, then: find out a way to make your card promiscuous (dirty jokes goes here) OR you use NAT networking. Much less trouble, works fine for basic Internet, but maybe can’t be used in some situations.

If you are a normal user without special needs, just try NAT network for your VMWare when you are using wireless.


~ by Dante Regis on November 17, 2007.

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