Windows 10: VMware - Force VM to use "Internal" Virtual Nic and not installed Nic

  1.    15 Feb 2017 #1

    VMware - Force VM to use "Internal" Virtual Nic and not installed Nic

    Hi there

    Anybody know how to get VMware to use its own Virtual NIC for Windows rather than the hardware Nic's / Wifi Nic's when VM's are running on the same machine as the Host.

    I've got HOST W10 PRO
    Two VM's -- centos and Linux Mint running on same local machine as the Host.

    Windows-> to either of the Linux machines or either of the Linux machines to windows - Max data transfer I get is about 12 MB/s (50 Mib/s). That's about right for the wifi adapter I'm using.

    Strange thing is from VM1 to VM2 (or the other way around) data transfer from the SAME HDD is around 80 MB/s (320 Mib/s) or so -- so nearly 7 (yes SEVEN) times faster.

    Seems Windows wants to use the physical hardware nic while the Linux machines are using "Virtual Ethernet adapter" 1 Gib/s which is what I want. I.e Disk I/O through computers I/O bus and not via networking.

    Must be something in Windows setting for this - note I can't use Host only networking as I want all 3 machines to be able to access each other.

    Any ideas folks.

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  2.    15 Feb 2017 #2

    2019058, check out that kb article from vmware.
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  3. sml156's Avatar
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       15 Feb 2017 #3

    Have you tried poking around in the Virtual Network editor, You can add a virtual nic or hardware nic

    1. Open a VMware Workstation window.
    2. Choose Edit > Virtual Network Settings.
    3. The Virtual Network Editor appears, with the Summary tab active.
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