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> Installing VMware tools should install the proper Ethernet drivers,
> however you cannot do so with VMware Player (think read-only). Your
> best bet is to download an evaluation version of VMware Workstation
> 6.0 and use it to install the VMware Tools package in your VM and then
> transition it back to VMware Player.
Hope that helps!
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