FreeBSD on VMware

Monah Baki monahbaki at
Mon Jun 26 23:08:41 UTC 2017

Hi all,

I have a Inspiron 11 3000 series, that has a 802.11n broadcom adapter.
Running FreeBSD 11 release P9 as a guest on vmware workstation 12.5.7, and
it detected the interface em0

If I configure guest freebsd as NAT to used to share the host's IP address,
my interface gets an IP address via DHCP

em0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 1500
        ether 00:0c:29:73:3b:d4
        inet netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast
        media: Ethernet autoselect (1000baseT <full-duplex>)
        status: active

If I configure FreeBSD as  Bridged: connected directly to the physical
network, which is what I want, no IP gets assigned to the interface.

Any idea why?


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