Following the upgrade of Wireshark to V3.0.0 (which by default installs the "Newer" Npcap 0.99r9), I have had multiple Bridged Client VMs who have been unable to connect to my LAN. Upon uninstalling Npcap 0.99r9 and re-installing to "Older" WinPcap 4.1.3 (now a separate download), these same Bridged Client VMs have been able to connect to my LAN!
I am wondering if any other VMPlayer Users have experienced the same issue, after having upgraded to Wireshark V3.0.0 (with the "Newer" Npcap 0.99r9)???
As a followup to my own question: I had one occurrence of a Standalone (ie. NO VMware Client or even VMware Host) Windows 10 Installation, where there was no network connectivity until I removed Npcap 0.99r9, (reverting to the "Older" WinPcap 4.1.3)... Therefore this does not appear to be a VMPlayer specific issue???