In order to set up a new firewall, you typically use a computer on the same subnet. For example, the new firewall is configured with 192.168.1.1, so you can use a notebook on the same sub net, say 192.168.1.50, and connect a network cable between the two. Now,one can open a browser on the notebook and go to https://192.168.1.1 and get the web GUI for the firewall.
I don't have a spare notebook so I want to create a virtual machine (VMWare Workstation) on my existing desktop to help me configure the firewall. I want to connect the new firewall to a switch or router on my home network and use this virtual machine to reach the web GUI. I have not been able to make this work. Can anyone provide guidance on how to configure the NIC on the virtual machine to allow for this?