Don’t you have Internet access on your Virtual Machine? Is it correct that the network icon in the system tray indicates that no connections are available? If your Host machine has a functional network connection but cannot connect to the Internet from the guest operating system, check that your virtual machine’s firewall is not blocking Internet access. To learn how to turn off your firewall.
2 Ways to Turn on/Off Windows Firewall in Windows 10.
Remove and re-add your network adapter to ensure that it is connected to the virtual machine:
Turn off your virtual machine. Navigate to VM > Settings > Network Adapter in Workstation. Check that the network adapter is turned on (the Connected and Connect at power on options are selected). Check that the network adapter is set to NAT or Bridged, not Host-Only. Make a note of your preferences.
Select Remove. To re-add your network adapter, go to the Settings pane and select Add > Network Adapter. Check that your new network adapter settings are the same as your old ones. Restart your Host computer. Start your virtual machine.
The networking in VMware Workstation may stop working for a variety of reasons. Continue reading to learn more about resolving the virtual machine that does not have a network connectivity error.
How to Start VMware NAT Service/VMware DHCP Service on the Host PC
Use the following steps to start VMware NAT Service and enable VMware DHCP Service on the Host.
Step 1: Open Computer Management.
In Windows 10, press Windows logo+X, then press the G key on the keyboard.
In Windows 7, right-click on Computer on the Start menu, then select Manage.
Step 2: Click Services and Applications. Then, double-click Services in the right pane.
Step 3: Scroll down to find VMware NAT Service and VMware DHCP Service; when seeing them, right-click on them and select Start item from the drop-down menu to start VMware NAT Service and start VMware DHCP Service.
Alternatively, right-click it and choose Properties from the menu to open the VMware NAT Service Properties dialogue. You can change the Startup type from Manual to Automatic, allowing VMware DHCP Service to start automatically without the need to enable VMware DHCP Service on your host computer manually.
Option 2: Enable Network Adapter in VMware Machine
If the previous option doesn’t work, check whether the virtual machine’s network adapter is disabled.
Step 1: Open Control Panel.
Step 2: In Control Panel, click on Network and Internet.
Step 3: Then click Network and Sharing Center > Change adapter setting.
Step 4: Then check if it is enabled. If not, Enable this network device.