So here's the situation: I created a VM in VMWare workstation 9, set its network adapter to VMNet0 (configured in auto-bridging with the host physical interface) and then in ubuntu I set up the network configuration to have a static IP address (using the visual network manager).

The host machine (windows if that matters) has IP configuration:

  • ip 192.168.0.x (dhcp assigned)
  • gw
  • ns

the guest machine instead

  • ip
  • gw
  • ns

Now on the virtual machine the dns resolution works fine, I can ping both domain names and external IPs BUT when I try to download anything it looks like I cannot establish a connection with the server... Trying to run apt-get update for example will simply hang and after a while I would receive errors such

Cannot initiate the connection to it.archive.ubuntu.com:80 (2001:760:ffff:b1::45). - connect (101: Network is unreachable) [IP: 2001:760:ffff:b1::45 80]

Now it may look like from this log that the error is an IPv6 error but after disabling completely IPv6 the connection still hangs with this error:

Err http://it.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates InRelease                      

Err http://it.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-backports InRelease                    

Err http://it.archive.ubuntu.com trusty Release.gpg                            
  Unable to connect to it.archive.ubuntu.com:http: [IP: 80]
Err http://it.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates Release.gpg
  Unable to connect to it.archive.ubuntu.com:http: [IP: 80]
Err http://it.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-backports Release.gpg
  Unable to connect to it.archive.ubuntu.com:http: [IP: 80]
0% [Connecting to security.ubuntu.com (]

Any idea of what I'm doing wrong? any help is very appreciated... Thanks!


Not really an answer (can't comment - must have 50 rep) but did you configure the gateway to forward traffic (other than ICMP) from the VM ?

  • Giving you an upvote, hopefully you will receive soon the 50points needed to add notes :) Now apart from that... Please consider me as an ignorant, I set up the gw as indicated in the thread and in no other place... Should I do something else? If it matters I also tried disabling the firewall (sudo ufw disable) but without any success... – Antonio E. Mar 12 '15 at 9:13

Ok I feel like a fool... Basically was the Avast firewall installed on the windows machine that was blocking the bridged connection... Once enabled the internet connectivity sharing there, BOOM, internet back in the guest...

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