Alas, another kernel release and another VMware breakage. Sadly, staying on the cutting edge of kernels bites you sometimes. This is one of those times.
As detailed here:
No Internet on VMware WS w/ Linux 2.6.22 kernel
Kernels before 2.6.22 are able to use VMware networking, but due to kernel changes, at this moment, VMware’s networking isn’t reliable. Even attempts to fix, like bridging, did not work. Even patching with any-any-112 patches haven’t worked.
Not a big deal, as I’m sure it’ll be patched any day, but *this* day, your author will be running an older kernel.