I have both VMware Player v6.0.1 and Virtualbox v4.3.10 installed on my laptop.
All these while, networking worked fine for both Virtualisation software, until a few days back. My VMware Virtual Machines (VMs) using Bridged network interfaces have no network connection. NAT worked fine.
I happened to have a Virtualbox Bridged interfaced VM running just a few hours back that day and the connection was working fine.
The DNS servers shown by ipconfig were the default ipv6 DNS addresses which was strange, when I am using ipv4. No gateway server address was present as well. Netmask was also different from my usual /24 configuration. Things were really strange..
Hence, I did everything I knew of to attempt to get the network back in working condition.
I reset the TCP/IP stack to its default, flushed the DNS cache.. nothing worked.
Just when I am about to give up all hope, I came across a post about VMware automatically connecting to the Virtualbox network adaptor when Bridged networking is used.
I manually set VMware player to connect only to either my Ethernet or wireless adaptor and it worked !!
( Go to Virtual Machine Settings > Network Adaptor > Bridged > Configure Adaptors > Deselect the Virtualbox Host-only Ethernet adaptor/Select only your Ethernet or wireless adaptor )
The connection is once again, back to normal 😀