VMware Player - network cable unplugged

Posted on 2013-11-18
Last Modified: 2013-11-18
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?

Question by:jmsjms
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 500 total points
ID: 39657453
Are all VMs networking stopped working?

do you have access to the Network Editor? (it's in the VMware folder)

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ID: 39657493
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.

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ID: 39657553
Is on the host called virtual network editor
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ID: 39657630
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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ID: 39657726
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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ID: 39657767
Managed to get and install vmnetcfg.exe from the workstation download.

RUns OK.  What should I do with it?

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ID: 39657793
check the networks are correct.

is the DHCP service started?

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ID: 39657823
I clicked on Restore Defaults and now its working.

The link I used to extract the net config util is

Thanks for the heads up.

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ID: 39657855
No probs no idea why they no longer ship network editor!

But glad its working..again...

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