Fix Internet connection for macOS High Sierra in VMWare on Windows host

You have just installed macOS High Sierra 10.13 in vmware on Windows. But the Internet connection is not working. How do you fix it?

  • Ensure that you have installed the latest version of vmware workstation (current version is 14).
  • Click on Edit->Virtual Network Editor.

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  • Click on Change settings.

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  • Under the Bridged option, choose your network adapter on Windows that connects to the Internet. (For me, my Windows laptop uses WiFi. So I chose the WiFi adapter – Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165). We are using the Bridged option so that the VM is added as another machine on the existing network of the host.
  • In the virtual machine settings, choose the Bridged option and check the option “Replicate physical network connection state”.

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  • Start your Virtual machine. If you still do not get connected automatically to the Internet, you have to enter the IP address manually.
  • Go to your Windows host’s Control Panel. Open the Network Connections. Select your WiFi or any chosen adapter. Right-click and select status.

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Click on Details.

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  • The same IP address, 192.168.0.1, appears for DHCP, DNS AND WINS Server. You have to use this as the Router IP address.
  • In macOS, open the System Preferences.
  • Click on Network.
  • For the Ethernet connection, choose “Using DHCP” for the option “Configure IPv4”.
  • Specify 162.168.0.1 as the ipv4 address.
  • Subnet mask is 255.255.255.0
  • Enter a new IP address from the current network’s pool range. Here it is 192.168.0.12.

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Once done, you should be able to connect to the Internet.

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