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I have Mountain Lion 10.8 on VMware 8. I am using auto-bridging (vmnet0) for internet service. The internet works find until I pause or turn off the virtual machine. When I resume or restart it, the internet connection does not work. I pinged localhost, but there was no response.

When I restart the host (Windows 7), then the internet connection inside guest OS (Mac) works fine again.

My laptop is connected to a switch, which is further connected to a router via ethernet. How do I solve this problem?

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Mac OS X is only supported as guest OS when the host OS is OS X - and then it only OS X Server that VMware allow the install of.

Therefore I think you are missing some necessary driveres.

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But why does the internet work after restarting then? Is there a way to save that "state" or configuration? – coolscitist Oct 20 '12 at 2:46
I don't know what the problem could be ?? Have you installed the VMware Tools on your OS X guest ? – Rene Larsen Oct 20 '12 at 10:01
No. I will install them now. – coolscitist Oct 20 '12 at 11:36
I installed them from darwin.iso. But the problem still persists. – coolscitist Oct 20 '12 at 11:42

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