VMware Player 3 has a lot of functions for several virtualization scenarios. After installation it might me necessary that your virtual machine communicates directly with the network.
The issue that occurs now is, that you are not able to change the attached network card directly.
VMWare Player offers a solution for taht but you have to find that. Therefore you need to extract the VMWare-player-<VERSION>-.exe with the parameter /e on the command line. (Start –> run –> cmd)
VMware-player-3.1.4-385536.exe /e c:\tmp\vmware
In your temporary vmware folder you will find network.cab. Now extract it ocording to your system into the VMWare folder:
For configuration just execute the networkcfg.exe and configure your network cards. Some problems with virtual NAT adapters are reported.