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This page provides instructions on how to enable the network adapter in VMware Fusion to provide internet connectivity to the virtual machine. 


  • VPN on the Mac side or the VMware side is not necessary while connected to the campus network. 
  • While off-campus, make sure to disable VPN on the macOS side before powering on the VM and using VPN within the VM. 

Step-by-step guide

  1. With the virtual machine (VM) already open, click on the tool icon at the top of the window: 

  2. Then click on Network or Network Adapter:

  3. Make sure the Connect Network Adapter is checked: 

  4. Close the window.
  5. Launch a web browser (i.e. Chrome, Firefox, Edge, etc.) inside the virtual machine and try visiting a known website (i.e. If it opens, then the network connection has been established. If it doesn't, then you need to find another solution or reach out to us at

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