If you are on windows 7 and using VMWare 2.0. server, your virtual machines will have a problem of accessing the internet.
However, there is a work around to get network access with the VM using the windows Internet Connection Sharing option. First open up the WMWare Virtual network editor vmnetcfg.exe located at C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Server.
On the “Host Virtual network Mapping” tab , for VMNet1, click the > button and select subnet option. Put an Ip address other then 192.168.137.0 and click OK. For VMnet8 adaptor click > and set the subnet ip to 192.168.137.0 for the subnet option and on the default gateway option, set 192.168.137.1 and click OK. This is the IP address Windows 7 assign when using Internet connection sharing option.
Open the ‘Network and Sharing Center’ from control panel and click ‘Change Adaptor Settings’ Open the properties for your active Internet connection, go to sharing tab and click the check box with option “allow other network users to connect through this computer’s internet connection” and for the Home networking connection , Select to connect though VMnet8.
Windows will tell that it will assign IP 192.168.137.1.
If your VM machine does not have a fixed IP configured , it should be able to access internet without issue now. In case, it has a fixed IP configured, VM IP4 gateway and DNS1 should be changed to 192.168.137.1