VMware is not able to connect to internet [FULL FIX]

Milan Stanojevic
by Milan Stanojevic
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VMware is a great tool when it comes to using virtual machines and running multiple operating systems at once.

Nevertheless, this platform is plagued by many issues. Some users reported that VMware was not able to connect to the Internet.

One user said the following on a forum:

I’m facing this strange problem from yesterday where if I select NAT as the network adapter in VMWare, I’m not getting any internet connection in the VM. I have a requirement where I have to have the network adapter as NAT. Internet is working properly in my host machine but not working in my VM. It shows that the internet cable is unplugged. I’m getting a ‘X’ mark on the internet icon. Even if I’m connected in Wi-fi or LAN, I’m getting the same issue.

So, the OP didn’t get any internet connection in the VM, although the connection is working just fine on the host machine.

Also, other users complained that WMware is not connecting to the server. One user reported the following on a forum:

I have installed VMWare player and running a virtual machine, as instructed by the tutorial. However, I cannot connect to my Guest machine from Host, no matter what I try. The default is NAT mode.

Therefore, the user can’t connect the Guest machine to the host server, no matter what he tried.

VMware not connecting to server error? Here’s how you can fix this!

1. Edit the Virtual Network

For the first issue, you can make a few changes in the Virtual Network Editor.

  1. Open VMware Workstation.
  2. Click Edit and select Virtual Network Editor.
  3. Select Change Settings and grant Admin privilegesvmware workstation
  4. Click on Restore Defaults.virtual network editor

2. Switch to VirtualBox

For the second issue, use VirtualBox.

  1. Open VirtualBox.
  2. Select Virtual Box Host-Only Ethernet adapter.virtualbox
  3. Create a new Virtual Machine.
  4. Select the .vmdk file as Hard Drive to import it from VMware.

3. Use UR Browser for VMware Web Client

UR is not just lightweight and privacy-oriented, but also it is well optimized for VMware Web Client. Use multiple operating systems at once efficiently and safely with the help of this great browser.

Find out more about UR Browser from our great review!


VMware can be a great tool for using multiple operating systems at once on the same computer, but as you can see, the program is plagued by various errors.

Luckily, there are solutions to these problems and also there is UR Browser that may prevent further issues.

Did you find our solutions useful? Do let us know in the comments section below!


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