Wireless network inside VMWare virtual machine?

Dave Woyciesjes woyciesjes at sbcglobal.net
Thu Mar 6 19:49:07 UTC 2008

David Vincent wrote:
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> Dave Woyciesjes wrote:
>> 	I'm about to embark on a mission... I have a WinXP Guest in a VMware 
>> Virtual machine. I'm hoping to find a way to have the Guest use the 
>> host's wireless network card, with Bridged networking. Or at least 
>> create a wireless network between the Guest & Host, via NAT.
>> 	This machine will also be dual-booting between WinXP & 7.10...
>> 	The purpose is so I can help emulate/troubleshoot wireless connectivity 
>> issues...
>> 	Aside from the obvious Google searching, anybody have pointers? Or 
>> would a different VM software be in order?
> Do you want the WinXP guest to actually see the network as a wireless
> network  ...[snip]...
> Then again you could always use a USB wireless adapter and share it via
> the host with the guest OS, which should then see it as a wireless card
> and let you use XP's networking tools to connect to the wireless network.

That's what I'm hoping to do! Of course, I if could get the XP Guest to 
use the PCMCIA wirless NIC, that would be cheaper... ;)

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