VMware Workstation loses bridged network

VMware Workstation loses bridged network and it does not want to come back following the usual methodologies.  I restarted the VMware Workstation services, used the Network Manager, and reboot the computer all to no avail.  In the end, it was something that wasn’t a problem before.


On a Microsoft Windows 10 workstation running VMware Workstation 12 for many months without issue, suddenly the bridged network fails. The issue was the antivirus.


I stopped the antivirus, used the Virtual Network Editor to fix the bridge, restarted the antivirus.


  • https://communities-gbot.vmware.com/thread/507192
  • https://superuser.com/questions/815008/vmnet0-is-missing-from-virtual-network-editor-of-vmware-workstation-10
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9b5MpxplV0