I’ve recently started having issues with my VMware guest being unable to access the network when the NIC is set to bridge mode.
What I know so far:
- When I uninstall CIS the guests are able to access the network.
- Exiting or disabling CIS does not fix the problem.
- My guest is definitely bridged to the correct NIC (Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6230 wireless adaptor)
- When the guest is set to DHCP I can see the handshake process with Wireshark, with the transaction ultimately ending with a NAK from the guest, at which point the process starts again with the DHCP server (my router) providing the next available address.
- Setting a static IP in the guest doesn’t make any difference.
- The guest (Windows 7 x64) believes it has an IP conflict with the host
While trying to figure this out I’ve done the following:
- Create a new guest from scratch with a clean installation (issue still exists)
- Change the guest NIC to NAT mode (issue doesn’t exist)
- Reset all CIS firewall rules to defaults (issue still exists)
- Disable all CIS components (issue still exists)
- Exit CIS (issue still exists)
- Uninstall both my AV (avast!) and CIS (issue doesn’t exist)
- Uninstall avast! and only have CIS installed (issue still exists)
- Uninstall CIS and only have avast! installed (issue doesn’t exist)
- Reinstall VMware (issue still exists)
Sony VAIO VPCSE17GG
Windows 7 x64 SP1
VMware Workstation v8.0.4
avast! Antivirus 7
CIS - Latest version
At this point I’ve run out of things I can think of to try. Does anyone have any other ideas as to what the problem could be?