Changing vmware vmnet bridged physical network interface


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Transfered from Linux Config Disqus comments:

Question:

How do I change vmware bridged vmnet interface from eth0 to wlan0?

Answer:

During the vmware installation / configuration the vmware-config.pl script asks:

Your computer has multiple ethernet network interfaces available: eth0, eth1.
Which one do you want to bridge to vmnet0? [eth0]

This configuration actually refers to a vmware configuration file /etc/vmware/locations.

Therefore if we want to re-bridge the physical network interface pointed to vmnet we need to only change this file to accomplish this task. Let’s say our current vmnet bridget network interface is eth0 and we want to change it to wlan0.

# grep eth0 /etc/vmware/locations 
answer VNET_0_INTERFACE eth0
answer VNET_0_INTERFACE eth0

Change above lines to:

answer VNET_0_INTERFACE wlan0
answer VNET_0_INTERFACE wlan0

when ready restart vmware:

# /etc/init.d/vmware restart

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