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Bug 245402 - Vmware bridged connection through wireless interface no longer works
Vmware bridged connection through wireless interface no longer works
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Dave Jones
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-06-22 16:53 EDT by Tim Becker
Modified: 2015-01-04 17:29 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-09-17 09:39:29 EDT
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Description Tim Becker 2007-06-22 16:53:30 EDT
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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Configure vmware bridging vmnet0 to wlan0
2.Start guest OS (CentOS5)
3.Ping outside world
Actual results:
No packets are forwarded from the host machine, however the guest OS DOES have
network connectivity to the host machine

Expected results:
Packets from the guest are forwarded by the host.

Additional info:
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
 static inline _syscall1(int, compat_exit, int, exit_code);
  * wait_for_completion and friends did not exist before 2.4.9.
Comment 1 Christopher Brown 2007-09-17 09:39:29 EDT

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.


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