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 From:  thomas dot serra at bluewin dot ch
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  m0n0wall in a VMware environment
 Date:  Mon, 28 Nov 2005 22:07:43 +0100

I'm experiencing some problems with m0n0wall in a VMware environment.

My goal is to test m0n0wall as PPTP server.

WindowsXP-A connects m0n0wall
then gets access to WindowsXP-B

Unfortunately WindowsXP-B couldn't
receive an IP address from m0n0wall's DHCP
Below the details and explanations :

[ m0n0wall ]|---WAN----WindowsXP-A
- I downloaded a m0n0wall vmdisk from Chris Buechler web page:

(Chris prepared some VM disks, thanks to him)

- I loaded the following image into a VMware GSX 3.2 :

- Then a loaded a Windows XP

- Chris prepared the m0n0wall vmdisk as follows:
NIC1 - Ethernet 1 - LAN - VMnet2 (
NIC2 - Ethernet 2 - WAN - VMnet3
NIC3 - Ethernet 3 - OPT - VMnet4 (

- I set the Windows XP as follows:
NIC - Vmnet2

- Then I started the m0n0wall vmdisk
In the m0n0wall Console Setup I chose option 6)
I tried pinging : --> OK

-After that I started WindowsXP-B.
As said WindowsXP NIC was set to VMnet2
I was expecting WindowsXP to get an IP
address from m0n0wall, something like 192.168.96.*

Unfortunately nothing came as expected.
WindowsXP-B got his IP from internal DHCP
something like 169.x.x.x

I couldn't ping the m0n0wall interface
and had no results with an ipconfig /renew

To be honest I'm not that comfortable with VMware
but I really don't see what is going wrong with the config
above. Something's probably missing.

Thanks for your help