VMware Player - network cable unplugged

Hi,
I'm running VMware Player 6.0.1.  I'm using it to try out a Windows 2012 Guest VM.

Was working fine but now I can't get a network connection from or to the VM.  Looking at the VM Network adapter I get a "Network Cable unplugged".  

I've tried NAT, and bridged mode, running VMplayer as admin and turning off the windows 8.1 Host PC.  No luck.

I can see two VMware network adapters on the host PC (I've got a Linux VM so I think one of them is for that?)

What do I need to do to fix this?

Thanks
John
jmsjmsAsked:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)Connect With a Mentor VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Are all VMs networking stopped working?

do you have access to the Network Editor? (it's in the VMware folder)
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jmsjmsAuthor Commented:
The Linux vm seems to fail at the network part of boot up too.

Whats the editors filename?  I cant see a any network editor file on the host or VM.

Thanks
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Is on the host called virtual network editor
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jmsjmsAuthor Commented:
Ah, this is included with workstation and I've got Player...

I can get the VM NIC to show an IP address when the network is in host-only mode, but then cant communicate.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
It used to be included with VMware Player, this is used to create the Virtual Networks, VMnet1 and VMnet8.

Host Mode, will get an IP Address from a VMware Player DHCP Server Service (Internal), host mode will only allow communication between Host and VM.

NAT is NAT translated, and Bridged should allow networking through the host nic.

virtual network editor is used to view and check these bindings, the only other method, would be to uninstall VMware Player, reboot, reinstall, and hope bindings are re-made correctly.
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jmsjmsAuthor Commented:
Managed to get and install vmnetcfg.exe from the workstation download.

RUns OK.  What should I do with it?

Cheers
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
check the networks are correct.

is the DHCP service started?
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jmsjmsAuthor Commented:
I clicked on Restore Defaults and now its working.

The link I used to extract the net config util is

https://communities.vmware.com/message/2305040

Thanks for the heads up.

Cheers
John
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
No probs no idea why they no longer ship network editor!

But glad its working..again...
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