No internet after installing vmware on 11.10

Asked by Peter J. Ford

After installing VMware player on 2 laptops we were unable to access the internet.

Both laptops use a wireless connection.

On laptop with 10.04, un-installing vmware player restored access to the internet, but on the laptop with 11.10

un-installing vmware player did not resolve the problem.

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Peter J. Ford (peterjford) said :

We checked with the IT department of the building we are in and found that vmware's spoofing of mac addresses caused one of the laptops to be blacklisted. I guess the laptop with 10.04 just got fixed quick enough to not be caught by the firewall.