Description of problem:
Vmware bridged connection through wireless interface no longer works
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
F7 kernel 2.6.21-1.3228.fc7
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Configure vmware bridging vmnet0 to wlan0
2.Start guest OS (CentOS5)
3.Ping outside world
No packets are forwarded from the host machine, however the guest OS DOES have
network connectivity to the host machine
Packets from the guest are forwarded by the host.
VMware bridging works fine for wired interfaces (eth0)
I had no problems bridging the wireless interface in FC6.
Wireless HW is Intel 3945
I've tried both the iwl3945 and IPW3945 drivers w/o success.
To get the vmware kernel modules to compile under FC6 and FC7 I applied the
following patch to <vmware source>/vmmon-only/include/compat_kernel.h
--- compat_kernel.h.org 2007-02-16 15:34:36.000000000 +0100
+++ compat_kernel.h 2007-02-16 15:36:35.000000000 +0100
@@ -18,8 +18,9 @@
* provided by x86-64, arm and other (but not by i386).
#define __NR_compat_exit __NR_exit
+#if LINUX_VERSION_CODE < KERNEL_VERSION(2,6,19)
static inline _syscall1(int, compat_exit, int, exit_code);
* wait_for_completion and friends did not exist before 2.4.9.
I'm reviewing this bug as part of the kernel bug triage project, an attempt to
isolate current bugs in the fedora kernel.
Vmware is proprietary software and as a result cannot be supported under Fedora.
Please address this issue through vmware.