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    Static IP for VMWare Ubuntu VM using wireless?

    I am running a windows 8 machine with VMWare running an Ubuntu VM. This machine also exclusively access the network via Wireless. I am using a VMWare bridged connection and when both the host and vm are running they get distinct IP addresses from my router like they should. However, when I login to my router I see in the attached devices list that the router sees both host and vm as the same MAC address. After much online research, I found this is a known issue with a wireless connection. What I am looking for is if anyone has been successful working around this problem to effectively give the Ubuntu VM a static IP address because getting a reliable IP address for the Ubuntu VM is critical for my work. Since I can't get the router to hand out a static IP, is there a way to do this in the Ubuntu VM; set the IP and other networking properties statically?

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    Re: Static IP for VMWare Ubuntu VM using wireless?

    Quote Originally Posted by mjremijan View Post
    I am running a windows 8 machine with VMWare running an Ubuntu VM. This machine also exclusively access the network via Wireless. I am using a VMWare bridged connection and when both the host and vm are running they get distinct IP addresses from my router like they should. However, when I login to my router I see in the attached devices list that the router sees both host and vm as the same MAC address. After much online research, I found this is a known issue with a wireless connection. What I am looking for is if anyone has been successful working around this problem to effectively give the Ubuntu VM a static IP address because getting a reliable IP address for the Ubuntu VM is critical for my work. Since I can't get the router to hand out a static IP, is there a way to do this in the Ubuntu VM; set the IP and other networking properties statically?
    If you want a Static IP address then simply set that up in the Ubuntu VM. This has nothing to do with the Virtual environment, it is basic networking.
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