You can use VMware Remote Console to add and manage network adapters on your virtual machine.


  1. Access the target virtual machine in VMware Remote Console.
  2. If you want to configure a new network adapter, add it to your virtual machine.
    Note: Adding a network adapter is not supported on macOS. The VMware Remote Console macOS client cannot add hardware to a virtual machine.
    1. Open the virtual machine settings in VMware Remote Console.
      • On Windows, select VMRC > Manage > Virtual Machine Settings.
      • On Linux, select Virtual Machine > Virtual Machine Settings.
    2. Open the Hardware tab and click Add.
    3. Select Network Adapter and click Finish.
  3. Open the settings for the target adapter.
    • On Windows or Linux, open the Hardware tab and select the desired network adapter.
    • On macOS, select the desired network adapter under Removable Devices.
  4. Specify connection settings for the network adapter.
    • To connect the network adapter immediately, select Connected (Windows or Linux) or Connect Network Adapter (macOS).
    • To connect the network adapter each time the virtual machine is powered on, select Connect at power on.
  5. From the Network Connection drop-down menu, select a virtual network to which the network adapter will connect.

What to do next

If you no longer need a configured network adapter, you can remove it from the virtual machine.

  • On Windows or Linux, select the target network adapter and click Remove.
  • On macOS, power off the virtual machine. Select the target network adapter and click Remove Network Adapter.