What is your vm sitting on? vmware (if so which one), Parallels, xenapp??
Another option is to bring up another vm. That's providing you're not using vmware fusion or what ever it's called. If you installed a server just create a small vm and live boot ubuntu or something. It should come up on the same network as lmce. This of course is in theory, again i don't know how you've got it setup. I have a dedicated vmware server and it communicates with the guest OS with out any trouble. It's all in how you configured the networking.