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I have a VMware virtual machine running Ubuntu 17.04. My PC is connected to my WLAN but the VM isn't in the network. I suspect that the network card isn't install on my VM. I can connect to LAN to install drivers but I can't always be connected.

How can install the driver (if this is the problem)?

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    You don't need to connect the VM to a wireless network. VMs use connections of the host system. – Pilot6 Aug 29 '17 at 20:13
  • So, why my virtual machine doesn't recognize my wlan? – Davide Michelon Aug 29 '17 at 20:15
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    It shouldn't recognize "your wlan". It should have a virtual lan connection if you configured it correctly. I don't know what is the VM, and how is it configured. – Pilot6 Aug 29 '17 at 20:17
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When you create a virtual machine with VMware, you can use one of several types of network connections.

  • bridged networking, where the VM has direct access to the network. Here the VM must acquire a different IP address (e.g. from a DHCP server) and may require bringing the network interfaces up/down (e.g. by using ip link or ifconfig) in the VM each time you change of network.
  • NAT, where the VM connects to the network (and internet) through the host system. Using this type of connection, the VM is not accessible from the outside.
  • host-only, where the VM connects only to the host system.

I think you must use a NAT connection. using this connection, your VM will have network/internet access while the host system has access. If you need to access servers/services in the VM you may configure a port forwarding for NAT.

If you need information on bringing interfaces up/down, please look here.

  • Thanks! Now I'm connect but I have curiosity. My address LAN is 192.168.1.0/24 while the ip of my VM is 192.168.56.1. The VM is correctly in the network infact the ping works but why the VM has ...51.1 while the network is ...1.0? – Davide Michelon Aug 30 '17 at 12:19
  • If you are using NAT, the VM and the host system are connected together using a virtual switch. They belong to a private network different than the network you use in the host. The VM obtains its IP address from a dedicated VMware DHCP and access the external network/internet through a NAT proxy. -- Your VM will get an IP address from a different subnet -- you may check vmware.com/support/ws55/doc/ws_net_configurations_nat.html and pubs.vmware.com/workstation-9/… – Jaime Aug 30 '17 at 15:18

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