here's a new one for me, and my first time posting here:
I installed VMWare workstation 7.1 on a new PC. VMWare properly installs the virtual network adapters under the Network Connections control panel, however for some reason they do not show up under ipconfig, which is very weird. They also don't appear anywhere in "route print". I don't have network connectivity to the VM.
My guesses are perhaps some conflict with Symantec AntiVirus or Symantec Client Firewall.
Tried the following things:
- enabling TCP/IP in the virtual network adapters (they often get installed with it disabled for some reason)
- Restoring defualts in the VMnetcfg gui tool (this causes an uninstall and reinstall of the virtual network adapters on the host)
- Re-installing vmware workstation
- Uninstalling checkpoint secureremote and then reinstalling vmware
Just to be clear, this problem is totally on the host.
In my searching for stuff about (non-vmware) adapters missing from ipconfig, I see some posts about resetting the TCP/IP stack using netsh. Looking into that next...