I also had trouble setting up the internet connection in vmware running backtrack 4,
have you tried installing vmware tools in your backtrack guest? that instantly worked for me.
when your backtrack vm is up and running, go to VM => (re)install tools.
a new virtual cd drive will be created and mounted, open and install it in backtrack.
also make sure vmware virtual ethernet is in NAT mode, I've red somewhere bridged mode doesn't work.
Thanks for your time
Last edited by Archangel-Amael; 02-23-2010 at 11:49 PM.
Great to hear it worked, the vmware dhcp server also did the job for me, it was a pain in the *ss, especially for a linux newbie like me.
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