VMWare Connectivity Via VPN

When in the office my VMWare (VMWare Workstation 7.1) machines are configured to use a bridged connection as it’s faster than NAT, however when working from home via VPN the VMWare machines lose network connectivity.

The solution is the following:

  • In the VMWare Virtual Network Editor select the NAT network
  • Untick ‘Connect a host virtual adapter to this network’
  • Then in the virtual machine network adapter settings change from Bridged to Custom and select the NAT network modified above.

It isn’t as quick as a bridged connection so I always switch back when i’m back in the office.

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