No internet access in Windows connection

2018/08/09

I’ve had exactly this problem from time to time in Fusion recently. A quit and start of the Fusion app was required to fix it. If I’m seeing the same problem as this then there is a fix so you don’t have to quit and start Fusion. The OP is running Fusion 7 on macOS 10.13.4 which isn’t supported.

I’m running Windows 7 in VMWare Fusion 7.1.3 on a Macbook OS 10.13.4. I’ve been running Fusion for years. Right now the network connection is not working when I’m in my office. In Windows I get a 169.xx.xx.xx IP address and “no internet connection” when in bridged connection.

Source: No internet access in Windows connection

I’m running Fusion 10.1.2 on macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 and see this problem from time to time. The command to restart the Fusion netcli is:

sudo /Applications/VMware\ Fusion.app/Contents/Library/vmnet-cli –start
sudo /Applications/VMware\ Fusion.app/Contents/Library/vmnet-cli –stop
sudo /Applications/VMware\ Fusion.app/Contents/Library/vmnet-cli –configure

Note that the above lines are wrapped because bleh.

HT to https://vbrownbag.com/2014/03/restart-vmware-fusion-networking-from-the-command-line/ for the CLI snippit.