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From: Robert A. Mackie (robert_mackiemail.com)
Date: Wed Apr 04 2001 - 21:31:52 CDT
There's an article on this at the vmware web site. I no longer have the
detailed URL. It was addressed to wireless users on 802.11 compliant
nic's. Apparently, the 802.11 spec says that compliant nic's are not
allowed to forward packets that carry a MAC address other than the
802.11 nic's MAC address. Since the vmware psuedo nic has its own MAC
address, the 802.11 nic drops the packets.
The vmware site suggested setting up a private local network and using
some proxy or forwarding software under linux to route out to the
greater internet. I started down this road, but if I have their vmnet
drivers for the private network running when I sleep my laptop, the
kernel locks up tight, requiring an ugly reboot. My use of vmware has
Matt Kirk wrote:
> Did you assign different IP address for each OS?
> Tim Kennedy wrote:
>> I'm running Linux, kernel 2.4.2, pcmcia-cs 3.1.24, and using a
>> PCM-340, to connect to a Wavelan AP in infrastructure mode.
>> No WEP enabled, just our SSID not set to broadcast.
>> I'm running VMWare with Windows 2000 Professional as the Guest OS.
>> Everything works fine, except the networking. With a cabled card like
>> my Xircom 10/100 card, the bridging works fine, and the virtual host
>> has no problem getting net.
>> On the Wireless, the bridging is not working properly. I see broadcast
>> traffic like ARP requests, and can pass multicast traffic (like bzflags),
>> but cannot send or receive any ICMP/TCP/UDP packets to any boxes
>> besides the host machine, to which all connections work just fine.
>> Does anyone reading this message know how to make this work?
>> Incidentally net never worked in ad-hoc mode either.
>> Timothy Kennedy
>> Network Operations Manager
>> YellowBrix, Inc.
>> Cell: 703-216-5957
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