I don't know what I did or what changed but about an hour ago I lost internet connection on my VMware Player with latest Debian installed. I already restarted Host and Client, reinstalled VMware-Tools, removed and added a virtual network adapter with NAT enabled, but all that didn't change anything.

I took a look at VMware Network Adapter VMnet1 and VMware Network Adapter VMnet8 and they both tell me that they don't have network access:

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Could this possibly be the root of the problem?

Edit: This is the Virtual Network Editor:

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Edit 2: I downloaded the latest 14.1.1-version of VMware Player and upgraded to this latest version - now network is working again.


Open VmWare Virtual Network Editor and reconfigure vmnets

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  • I appended a screenshot of the Virtual Network Editor. What should I do? – binaryBigInt Apr 8 '18 at 14:14

What happens if you use the connection troubleshooter in the VM on VMnet8? VMnet1 here appears to be configured only to allow the VMs to communicate with each other; VMnet8 appears to be the connection that gets you to the Internet. I'm under the impression your guest just needs to request a new IP address.

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    Do you mean if I use the windows troubleshooter for VMnet8? I use Debian as a Guest-System on Windows 10. Windows just tells me that the problem couldn't be identified. I'm under the impression your guest just needs to request a new IP address. Debian doesn't see any available connections, I doubt that it's possible to request a new IP if no connection is established. – binaryBigInt Apr 8 '18 at 14:30
  • updated my answer. – MTG Apr 8 '18 at 14:54
  • I don't see an update? :( – binaryBigInt Apr 8 '18 at 15:08

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