I’ve been a long time user of VMware Workstation and it’s Bridged Networking features for guests.
It was my surprise that once I installed the latest Citrix Access Gateway (which we need installed to use work’s VPN) that the VMware Workstation Bridged Networking between my guest and my physical client stopped working.
Guest can get DHCP IP from my router on my network no problem and access the internet and other computers/resources. Except it cannot talk over the bridged network interface to the IP being used by the physical host. Nor can physical host talk to guest over the bridged network IP address.
This all use to work fine on previously releases of Citrix Access Gateway, but since going to version 10.1.121.10, this no longer works. I’ve reinstalled Windows twice and both times no change. Soon as the VPN software goes on the communication breaks. You can uninstall it and it comes good.
I’ve narrowed it down to the DNE Lightweight Filter that gets installed onto the primary network card.
Currently awaiting confirmation from Citrix as I asked my work to log a support call to them to confirm if this condition is known and/or possible to workaround at this time.
I tried with VMware Workstation 9 and 10. Same condition.