VMWare Fusion Change vmnet1 IP address

You can change ip address using ifconfig command itself. You can use Terminal.

you will need permission to change the IP, use su
Shirajs-MacBook-Pro:~ shiraj$ su

To set IP address, enter command:
# ifconfig vmnet1 netmask up
# ifconfig vmnet1


you can change the /Library/Application Support/VMWare Fusion/vmnet1/dhcpd.conf and have Fusion to statically assign this IP using the following settings:

subnet netmask {
option broadcast-address;
option domain-name-servers;
option domain-name localdomain;
default-lease-time 1800;                # default is 30 minutes
max-lease-time 7200;                    # default is 2 hours

host vmnet1 {
hardware ethernet 00:50:56:C0:00:01;
option domain-name-servers;
option domain-name “”;

host WindowsVM {
hardware ethernet 00:0c:29:3a:fc:eb;

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