TinyWall and VMware: How to allow VM to access internet

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by stanmarsh01, Oct 13, 2015.

  1. stanmarsh01

    stanmarsh01 Registered Member

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    Hi all,
    I'm running Windows 7 64-bit with latest updates, VMware 11 Workstation and several virtual machines.
    None of my virtual machines can connect to the internet if I'm running TinyWall.
    I tried running the same config without TinyWall, they can connect!
    On TinyWall side I've allowed anything VMware but still no luck.

    How do I configure TinyWall so that it will allow my virtual machines to connect to the internet?
    Thank you.
     
  2. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

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    Learning mode?
     
  3. stanmarsh01

    stanmarsh01 Registered Member

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    My version of TinyWall doesn't have Learning Mode but it does have Autolearn.

    Assuming it is the same function, I tried:
    1. Change mode to Autolearn.
    2. Run my virtual machines and test for internet browsing; connection made!
    3. Changed mode back to Normal protection.
    4. Retry virtual machines internet connection; still works!

    Thank you J_L for pointing this feature! :)

    Just to make sure, as I have no reference for this feature, did I do it the way is supposed to be done?
     
  4. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

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    I think it is, but you can double-check the rules.
     
  5. stanmarsh01

    stanmarsh01 Registered Member

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    Right.
    I just checked the rules, on the Application Exceptions tab there is a new entry:
    Executable: vmnat.exe, Path: \Windows\SysWOW64\vmnat.exe

    I think this is the entry that correlates to the VMware.
    Thanks again J_L!
     
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