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Windows 7: VMware Player Lost Network Connection

05 Jan 2015   #1
chamlin

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
VMware Player Lost Network Connection

Not sure when it happened as I don't use VMware player too often.
  • My main desktop is Win 7 Pro.
  • VMware Player: 6.0.2 build - 1744117
  • In the player, is XP Pro.
In XP Pro inside the player, when I opened up Windows Explorer, Network, I briefly saw my desktop drives (in the Win 7 system), then they disappeared and now nothing is shown via the network.

Here are some images of the Network settings on the Win 7 system.


Appreciate any help you can give on reestablishing the connection.


Thanks,
Chamlin




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VMware Player Lost Network Connection-network_-_sharing_center.png VMware Player Lost Network Connection-vmware_network_adapter_vmnet1.png VMware Player Lost Network Connection-vmware_network_adapter_vmnet8.png 
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05 Jan 2015   #2
chamlin

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Anyone out there with an understanding of VM's networked to Win 7 workgroups (or not in my case)?
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07 Jan 2015   #3
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

What does the Network Adapter settings show?

VMware Player Lost Network Connection-1.png


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07 Jan 2015   #4
chamlin

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Thanks, Golden.


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VMware Player Lost Network Connection-vm_settings.png 
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07 Jan 2015   #5
chamlin

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Some additional "clues?".


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VMware Player Lost Network Connection-network_cable_unplugged.png   VMware Player Lost Network Connection-tree_-_jump_in_xp_vm_size.png  
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VMware Player Lost Network Connection-networks_list.png 
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07 Jan 2015   #6
chamlin

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Thinking it might have been an issue with the firewall not allowing a public network (did before though); I used the Local Security Policy Editor to change "unidentified networks" to private. Didn't help. Not sure if I should leave it that way.
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07 Jan 2015   #7
chamlin

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Also, restored back to an earlier place in time and space (Nov. 24) and the networking worked.

So...my challenge is, what should I be looking for that's different? Needle? Haystack?
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09 Jan 2015   #8
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Try turning off the firewall temporarily - see if that helps.
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