Hum the wonderful czech guy who provides http://ftp.cvut.cz/vmware/ allows VMware to work fine on Fedora normally (I have an XP install that runs inside VMware to provide Protel). But since I migrated the VM to this laptop, networking seems to be fixed on host-only. I can ping the host from inside the VM but nothing else, despite (or because of perhaps) I selected "bridged". Going to have a fiddle. Edit: Hm, looks like arp proxying is broken on the wlan0 interface. Moving to a brdige on eth0 works fine.