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Offline ash_mufc

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Windows XP virtual machine Interent settings...
« on: September 21, 2013, 09:24:52 AM »
I am using Windows 8 and running Windows XP in VMWare Player. However, in the Virtual machine windows XP I am running Cisco VPN and an Avaya software as I carry out some work duties at home. These two software which I use cannot be upgraded. What settings would be the best to get a good Internet connection? Would it be NAT or Bridged or Host Only? Also at times the VPN software drops connection is this because of my Internet connection? P.S. this only affects me. So if anyone could advise the best connection settings I can use it so that the VPN and Avaya connections do no drop would be much appreciated.

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Windows XP virtual machine Interent settings...
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Re: Windows XP virtual machine Interent settings...
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2013, 06:38:54 PM »
The correct answer is not Host only.

Between NAT and bridge, select bridge if you have a NAT router.
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Re: Windows XP virtual machine Interent settings...
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2013, 02:43:13 AM »
The correct answer is not Host only.

Between NAT and bridge, select bridge if you have a NAT router.

How would I know if my router is a NAT router? I have a Belkin Wireless N router.

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Re: Windows XP virtual machine Interent settings...
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2013, 12:34:07 PM »
#1 Go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reserved_IP_addresses

#2 If on your computer you have one of those Reserved IPv4 addresses that is used for local communications within a private network as specified by RFC 1918 then you are behind a NAT router.

#3 As how to check the IP Address on your computer, will that depends on the OS and Version.

Since you are on Windows 8, it is..

a) Press the Windows Start key to open the Start screen.

b) Type cmd and press Enter to launch the command prompt.

Note: You do not need to click on anything on the Start screen—typing will automatically initiate a program search.

c) Type ipconfig /all at the command prompt to check the network card settings.
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Re: Windows XP virtual machine Interent settings...
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2013, 01:00:06 PM »
#1 Go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reserved_IP_addresses

#2 If on your computer you have one of those Reserved IPv4 addresses that is used for local communications within a private network as specified by RFC 1918 then you are behind a NAT router.

#3 As how to check the IP Address on your computer, will that depends on the OS and Version.

Since you are on Windows 8, it is..

a) Press the Windows Start key to open the Start screen.

b) Type cmd and press Enter to launch the command prompt.

Note: You do not need to click on anything on the Start screen—typing will automatically initiate a program search.

c) Type ipconfig /all at the command prompt to check the network card settings.

I have checked and can confirm it is a NAT router. I have changed the settings on VMWare player to Bridged. But underneath it says replicate physical network connection state. Do I tick this or untick it? Also is there any other settings which could be made?

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Re: Windows XP virtual machine Interent settings...
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2013, 10:36:11 AM »
I always used bridged in my vmware, then the vmware will get its own IP from the router.

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Re: Windows XP virtual machine Interent settings...
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