Windows Route Command to Route ESXi Traffic To WiFi Network..

tryllz ‎ 96 Reputation points


I Have the following networks.

WiFi Network:

Windows WiFi (
Windows WiFi Router connected to internet (

Dell Network

Windows Laptop LAN (
Dell Server (
ESXi Server (

The Dell Server is connected directly to the laptop via Ethernet Cable. From my laptop I can ping Dell and ESXi installed on the Dell Server, and vice-versa. I want to route traffic from the network (LAN) to network (WiFi). Can the Windows Route Command be used for this purpose, is it possible ?!. The following is my Routing Table.

IPv4 Route Table


Active Routes:


Persistent Routes:
! Default


Windows 10 Network
Windows 10 Network
Windows 10: A Microsoft operating system that runs on personal computers and tablets.Network: A group of devices that communicate either wirelessly or via a physical connection.
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  1. tryllz ‎ 96 Reputation points


    I got this working as follows in case someone else has limited resources for home lab.

    This was done by Bridging my laptop's LAN and VMware Workstation's Host-Only adapter (vmnet6) in Windows Control Panel.

    The IP address of the Bridged adapter was set in network, and this adapter was connected as a port in a Firewall VM in VMware workstation from where I was able to route traffic to any required subnet, be it WAN or any other network.

    Laptop LAN Network -

    VMware Host-Only adapter (vmnet6) Network -

    Bridged IP Network - (in my case

    Firewall VM in VMware Workstation on vmnet6 Host-Only adapter IP - (this was also set as the Gateway for both Dell and ESXi. This Firewall VM was set with rules to direct traffic to where needed. And as the Firewall VM had WAN (VMware Workstation NAT) traffic was also able to go out to the internet.





    Now my ESXi, Dell both can communicate with VMs in my Laptop's VMware Workstation.

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