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VMware Workstation provides several ways you can configure a virtual machine for virtual networking.
If you select the Typical setup path in the New Virtual Machine Wizard when you create a virtual machine, the wizard sets up bridged networking for the virtual machine. You can choose any of the common configurations bridged networking, network address translation (NAT), and host-only networking by selecting the Custom setup path. The wizard then connects the virtual machine to the appropriate virtual network.
You can set up more specialized configurations by choosing the appropriate settings in the virtual machine settings editor, in the virtual network editor (on Windows hosts), and on your host computer.
On a Windows host, the software needed for all networking configurations is installed when you install VMware Workstation. On a Linux host, when you install Workstation, you can choose whether to have bridged and host-only networking available to your virtual machines: you must choose both options during the Workstation installation to make all networking configurations available for your virtual machines.