I use WinXP on VMware inside Ubuntu 12.04.
Need connect VMware XP box to internet with some reliable algorithm through Host-only, NAT, or with Bridged connection.
Please suggest me any right way strategy for 1 network card (Atheros).
The most common solution is to use two network interfaces on your guest OS. One bridged and the other host only. This way you get bi-directional host-guest connections whether or not you have an external network connection.
It's detailed on the VMWare help page here.
If VMWare doesn't support bridged to Atheros wireless, I know that Virtualbox does.
Solution from link above ("Removing a Host Virtual Adapter on a Linux Host") and common wizard to configure VMware virtual network:
Become root and run the VMware Workstation configuration script.
Watch for the following question
If you answer
You see a list of virtual networks that have been configured. Select the network corresponding to the adapter you wish to disable.
You may be prompted to keep this virtual network. If you are sure you want to remove it, answer
When prompted about the type of virtual network, select
Try Virtualbox instead its free and the internet is connected through your Ubuntu host so no messing I found this by far the best VM you even get 3D acceleration for graphics.
Alternatively you could look in to a dual boot then you can have windows and Ubuntu on the same machine and both run at full speed
Dual boot is the best way to go tho in my opinion if you need any advice on that post back here and let me know.
If you want to create a bridged network device and use that to connect your VM to the outside network, you can do it with
If you already use
There might also be some following lines (e.g.
To define a new bridged network device, first ensure that you have the
Then copy all of those
Then remove all of the old
So, if your
If you manage your networks through Network Manager, you might not have an existing
By default, Network Manager will stay away from any devices that are defined in
Note that you will need to manually bring these devices down before making changes, and then back up again afterwards, for example with
If all else fails, rebooting once the new configuration is in place should work.