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sayo9394
September 7th, 2009, 03:37 PM
Hello,
I installed the same Ubuntu 9.04 using VMWare Station on a laptop running Win XP, and desktop running Windows 7. Both machines are connected to the same ADSL Modem/router.
when running Ubuntu on the laptop, i'm able to ping and browse the internet with no problems. But when on the desktop, i'm not able to browse the net, i'm only able to ping.

I don't want you to think that i didn't google the problem, here are the links that i looked at with no success.
http://www.1earthadventures.com/2008/02/08/techie-stuff/ubuntu-can-ping-websites-but-cant-browse-in-firefox/
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=201127
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=282034

Again, the same image used in the installation on the laptop running XP was used for the PC running Windows 7, and same VMWare Station.
so the variable here is the Network Card.

Thank you,

Simon

Kobalt
September 7th, 2009, 04:01 PM
Then please tell us a little bit more about this Network Card :)
Did you try to toggle different network settings, such as using bridged connection instead of NAT?

Old_Grey_Wolf
September 7th, 2009, 07:28 PM
I don't see Windows 7 in the list of supported operating systems at http://pubs.vmware.com/ws65_ace25/ws_user/man_intro.3.10.html#989513. I assume you are using VMware Workstation.

Edit: I didn't find Ubuntu 8.10 or 9.04 or Redhat 5.3 on the list so they must not have updated the list.

Old_Grey_Wolf
September 7th, 2009, 07:45 PM
Then please tell us a little bit more about this Network Card :)
Did you try to toggle different network settings, such as using bridged connection instead of NAT?

I found this page that may help http://www.archy.net/2009/05/14/vmware-workstation-nat-problem-on-windows-7-rc-build-7100/. And this page for the Windows 7 RTM http://www.archy.net/2009/08/10/vmware-workstation-nat-problem-on-windows-7-rtm/.

sayo9394
September 9th, 2009, 02:09 AM
Hi guys,

Sorry for the delay, and thank you heaps for your prompt answers :)
I realised i made a mistake describing the problem, stating there's only one variable between the two machines; the network cards, but missing another MAJOR difference which is the OS itself.

Thanks to your hints, VMware station VS windows 7 compatibility, i simply resized my C: drive freeing 40Gb, then installed Ubuntu 9.04 on it's own partition setting my machine as a dual boot :)

As expected, the internet connection worked fine, and i was able to browse to any website. Also i was able to set up dual monitors with ease :) and connect to my printer. I'm attempting to move away from Windows, but sadly Crisis can't be installed on Linux.

Thank you again, and let the fun begin with Linux :)

Cheers,
Simon