Using the Network settings, you can change the network type used in your virtual machine.
To edit the device settings, do the following:
Note: If this device is absent, you can add it to Virtual Machine Configuration. For detailed information on how to add a device, refer to Adding and Removing Devices.
Select the Connected option if you want the virtual machine to start up with this network adapter connected.
You can choose one of the following network types for the virtual machine network adapter:
In the MAC address field, you can change the MAC address currently assigned to the virtual machine. MAC addresses are automatically generated during the virtual machine creation. However, you can modify the default MAC address by typing another value in the MAC address field or clicking the Generate button. When entering a new MAC address, make sure that it is unique within your network.
WiFi Bridging Support
To be able to connect to wireless networks from your virtual machine:
After you perform these steps, your virtual machine will be able to connect to the Internet through the AirPort adapter of your Mac.
When you try to connect to the Internet via WiFi, and the WiFi Access Point has the Validate DHCP packets option enabled, you may experience problems connecting to the Internet. In this case, enable the Send the host's MAC address to DHCP server option to ensure that your virtual machine gets an IP address for accessing the Internet.
Note: Enabling the Send the host's MAC address to DHCP server option will not work with some DHCP servers - your virtual machine may get the same IP address as the physical computer.
If you want to prevent Virtual Machine Configuration from unauthorized changes, click the Lock icon at the bottom of the window. The next time someone wants to change the settings in any pane of Virtual Machine Configuration, an administrator's password will be required.