Connecting to the Internet in a FreeBSD Virtual Machine

okbuddy

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Hi, I have recently setup a virtual machine for FreeBSD. I found that I was unable to connect to the internet, I was wondering how I can configure this inside a virtual machine. Thanks!
 

vigole

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FreeBSD as a host, or guest? and which VM?

In case of FreeBSD host, you'll have near-zero problem if:
* Stick to the default NAT network setting in VMware, Hyper-V, and VirtualBox
* Use DHCP to setup NIC in the /etc/rc.conf, e.g. ifconfig_em0="DHCP"
 

SirDice

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It still doesn't work
Use bridged networking on the host. Assuming you mean running a FreeBSD guest on a Windows Virtualbox host. If not please provide information, "it doesn't work" doesn't give us much to go on.
 
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okbuddy

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Use bridged networking on the host. Assuming you mean running a FreeBSD guest on a Windows Virtualbox host. If not please provide information, "it doesn't work" doesn't give us much to go on.
I'm unable to access the internet via the FreeBSD guest virtual machine on a Windows VMware host. That good enough for ya?
 

vigole

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01. Run VMware Virtual Network Editor as administrator.
02. Press "Restore Defaults".
03. Wait.
04. Open VMware Workstation.
05. Create New Virtual machine.
06. Choose "NAT" as network type.
07. Install FreeBSD.
08. Choose IPv4/DHCP for network (no static , etc).
09. Finish, run and check the connection.
10. At this point, you have to have connection in FreeBSD -- even if it was {OpenBSD, NetBSD, Windows, linux}
11. If you don't have a connection, it's more likely you have a problem in the host, e.g. Firewall and/or Network Adapter.
12. If so, report back.
13. BTW, what is "ya"?

That good enough for ya?
 
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