Author Topic: Cannot change network to bridged: There are no un-bridged host network adapters  (Read 3947 times)

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For no apparent reason, (probably an update to either Windows or VMware, all Network connectivity disappears. Usually you get a message "Could not connect Ethernet0 to virtual network "VMnet0"".

Trying to chnage VMnet0 to Bridged gives a message "Cannot change network to bridged: There are no un-bridged host network adapters".

Fix

First shut down the Virtual Machine.
On the menu Bar goto Edit ---> Virtual Network Editor
In the bottom left corner is a button - Restore Defaults.
Click the Button. Wait patiently for a few minutes whilst VMware uninstalls all the Virtual NIC Drivers and reinstalls them.

This should fix the problem.

There is a remote possibility that this won't work.
Check to see if the VMnet0 (Bridged) has the 'Bridged To' setting as 'Automatic'
Change this to point to a specific real network interface.
Change the VMnet0 to any physical NIC (not Automatic)
Change any other VMnet to any other physical NIC

This should also work with Natted interfaces as well

 
« Last Edit: April 30, 2011, 12:58:09 PM by Admin »