This issue is now resolve with VMWare 6.5.3 you can download it from vmware website :

Vmware workstation 6.5.2 build-156735 can be installed on Microsoft Windows 7 RTM (7600) without any problem. I was able to open all my VM but I had an issue with the network nat translation. All my VM didn’t had internet access through the host nat (Windows 7). The procedure remain the same with Windows 7 RC 7100 and the final release, IP range address in use is

Here come a short article to help you to go through :

1. Run the Virtual Network Editor as Administrator (Use RunAS or right click and Run as Administrator on vmnetcfg.exe)
2. Goto Host Virtual Adapters and remove all VMNet instances (VMNet1 and VMNet8 typically).
3. Click Apply.
4. Add New and Assign it the new adapter to VMnet1.
5. Click Apply.
6. Select the Host Virtual Networking tab.
7. Click the > next to VMnet1 and change the address and subnet to the ICS network ( /
8. Click Apply.


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  • Eickhel

    Thanks… very helpful..

  • Thanks man. It’s always disappointing when the tools we use aren’t as bleeding edge as we are.

    You really saved me some time.

  • Arthur


    Thank you very much for this great and very useful explanation 🙂

  • ruby

    grrrr! stupid windows 7 RTM!

    i have a VM of a Web Application that i use to give demos to clients. i haven’t used it for a demo for a while and i upgraded to win 7 RTM only to find out this issue with vmware workstation 6.5.2.

    if i do the steps above, can other PCs connect to my VM via a switch/router?

    also, do you know the exact cause of this problem, just for interests sake.

  • Jim Willsher

    Opening paragraph of this article says

    Vmware workstation 6.5.1 build-156735

    Should say

    Vmware workstation 6.5.2 build-156735

  • Indeed Jim, edit done, thx !

  • James

    Thanks Stéphane,

    It works great for me

  • lordloki

    how can i reset it to default once I install 6.5.3?

  • churs82

    Thankyou, pal

  • LordLoki,

    The best bay to reset default is to uninstall VmWare, delete what’s left in your Windows user’s profile and install the last version. It should be ok

  • Crys

    hey.. what about the VMware server? aren’t they going to post an update following the workstation? I’ve been trying your methods on my server without any luck 🙁

  • Grateful Basterd

    If you were next to me right now, I would kiss you.

  • MJ

    very nice! thanx for help!

  • Noli San Jose

    It works, although I can not replicate your last screen.

    Thanks a lot!!!

  • TuTu

    On Vmware server, this still does not work. Anyone got it working on Vmware Server 2.x ?

    I can get to the network using “bridged”, but the network speeds are 50x slow.

  • OMG!!! this actually woked on Windows 7 RTM Build 7600!!! thanks sooo mutch! i recomend this guide to anyone this has this problem. its obiously provent to work by me. once again, thanks.

  • sunil

    Hi frends,
    This is sunny i want citrix common errors list when we are using citrix xenapp on 2008 server?

  • Hi Sunil,
    First your request shouldn’t be asked here, this is a vmware topic related, I point you to the right direction : where you can create a new topic to ask what you need !