After my machine had a Windows update all of my VMs in VMware Workstation 11 were showing “Network Cable Unplugged” when I tried to use them.
I also got an error stating that my Bridged Connection was unavailable.
Here’s what I did to fix that:
Power off all your VMs
In VMware Workstation go to Edit > Virtual Network Editor
Choose to change settings and say OK to run as admin
If you have static IPs or IP ranges you want to keep, note them
Choose “Restore Defaults” at the bottom
You dont need to make any changes to your VM’s everything should be resolved after you do the above.