This is the problem that is making me crazy the whole day:
Conclusion: I assumed that this is problem related to Windows 8.1, however, I'm unable to identify what's hiding the network devices to the Automatic Bridging Settings.
Thanks for the post. May you please provide more details for the issue you meet? Such as the hardware, host, guest OS version. And it would be better if you upload the logs as well.
I am seeing the exact same issues however after upgrading VMware Workstation from 10.0.2 to 11.0.0. on my laptop running Windows 7 Pro 64 bit. All bridged networks have disappeared from the Virtual Network Editor and trying to create a new virtual network and bridge it generates an error that states that there are no physical network left to bridge...
This is definitely occurring for me on Workstation v11.
HP Zbook 15 G2
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4710MQ CPU @ 2.50GHz
Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-N 7260
Intel(R) Ethernet Connection I217-LM
Host OS: Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
Guest OS: All (Mainly Ubuntu 14.04 LTS).
VMWare Workstation 11 (and same issue when reverted to 10)
Available bridge interfaces in the VNE are the bluetooth and in my case a Check Point virtual network due to the VPN client installed. The wired and wireless networks do not show.
I have done multiple uninstalls / reinstalls including a downgrade to v10. No difference.
Hi to all,
i have the same issue and that is how i solved it.
Windows 8.1 Ent x64 (Fully Update)
VMware WS 11 (Build 2496824)
Bridge mode (only list Bluetooth PAN adapter)
1. Going to device manager
2. Uninstall the real(s) interface(s) (have two real interfaces in my case)
3. Shutdown or reboot the computer
4. After rebooting, the real(s) interface(s) reappear and reinstall itself automatically
5. Open VMware WS and go to virtual network editor, bridge mode will list now all the interface, if not
a) Click on "Change settings"
b) Click on "Restore Defaults"
6. Real(s) Interface(s) should appear now
I reproduce the case twice and the solution work twice times
Thanks for that - worked for me too. In fact, deleting just the Ethernet interface seemed to shuffle the bindings enough to have the Ethernet and wireless interfaces re-appear.
I had the same issue using VMWare Workstation 12 Player. Removing NIC's on my host did not solve my problem.
I finally found that within my installation folder of VM-player on my host the Network Configuration tool VMNETCFG.exe as not included.
After downloading this file from the internet and copying it to the VM-player installation folder my problem was solved and all NIC's showed up.