DSL inside vmware, while rest of mac Cable Internet? Possible?
I'm running Windows XP inside VMware on my Tiger OS X mac pro. I'm using Cable (Ethernet 1) and DSL (Ethernet 2 or USB).
I'm trying to set it up in a way that the internet on the mac will come from the Cable, and the VMWARE (Win XP) will come from DSL.
From what I understand on mac I can only have primary and secondary internet sources, if the primary works it will supply internet to ALL the applications. So when VMware is getting the internet it's the Cable, and I don't see how to switch it to the secondary source.
My other choice is to connect the DSL to USB and have VMware directly see it, but in order to do that I must disable the Network Adapter so it doesn't catch setting from the internet on the Mac (Cable).
If you have any idea what I'm talking about, please help me
Not sure about if that would work or not... interesting to test for sure. I am curious as to what you are looking to do? At the end of the day you are using the same processor / memory / HDD and if you were trying to download on both at the same time, I would guess you are going to be counter-productive...perhaps downloading on 1 and browsing the other might be useful...
i would disable the built-in router on the DSL modem. and plug both,the DSL modem and the cable modem on the SAME SWITCH (or cable modem to your router's WAN and the DSL modem to the LAN), and have VMWARE windows xp dial up to your dsl connection.
Macbook 6.1 - Core 2 Duo 2.26Ghz, 8gb ram, 500gb 7200rpm HD
Mac Mini 1.1 - Core 2 Duo 2.16Ghz, 2gb ram, 320gb 7200rpm HD
There is a fundamental differrance between what you are doing and what the OP is trying to do... that is share the same network card carrying 2 different connectivity protocols (PPPoE, DHCP) at the same time, maintained by 2 OSs. I can see the winblows box crying about IRQ and conflicts and such....