Apologies if this is posted in the wrong forum.
After updating my installation of VMware Player to 3.1.3, I no longer had the ability to use Bridged Networking with any of my guests.
After searching Google, I was able to understand and fix the problem. You can read the solution here.
The instructions are a little vague. Once you've extracted & placed the vmnetcfg.exe file in the VMware Player installation directory, run it. Highlight the VMnet adapter associated with Type Bridged (mine defaults to VMnet0).
Under VMnet Information, select your host's physical adapter from the dropdown list. Apply these settings, and you should be right on.
I hope this helps anyone who may be experiencing the same problems.
- Edit: I should note that I am running VMware Player 3.1.3 on a Windows 7 Pro host.