Networking - Must bridge adapters to obtain wifi ip

September 16, 2014 at 16:41:04
Specs: Windows 7
Any help will be appreciated, I have exhausted all of my ideas.

Let me start by outlining the network and hardware involved.
I have two w7 physical machines running two vmware virtual servers on each, and one true server all on my network. I have Comcast cable modem internet, with a static IP, that feeds a 24 port switch which supplies all of the lan needs.
One virtual machine controls the DHCP, (I will refer to as “150” server) to allow vpn connects, ftp, iis, etc. Everything is working fine on that end except I cannot get my wireless router, a netgear, to provide a valid ip address UNLESS I bridge my wireless adapter and lan adapter on the physical machine that host the 150 virtual machine. I have tried running Ethernet straight from the modem and the switch neither seems to matter.
This seemed like a simple enough solution, until I discovered that anyone utilizing the wifi cannot connect to physical or either hosted virtual machine. Cannot access ftp, the website, or remote connection. They are still able to access all of the other physical and virtual machines, printers, etc on the network just nothing that machine.

I have tried different routers, and tested this router at home and works fine. I know I am leaving out a lot of information, and I apologize, I have just been staring at a computer screen for too long.

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September 17, 2014 at 08:55:04
virtual machine controls the DHCP
wireless router, a netgear, to provide a valid ip address

Why do you have two dhcp servers?

You have two subnets or just one?

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