VMWare guest does not re-aquire IP on bridged interface after host loses and re-acquires network connectivity

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http://serverfault.com – I am running Ubuntu Linux image in VMWare. The host is Windows XP. There are two network adapters configured in VMWare - one is host-only and the other is bridged. Everything works fine as long as the host does not lose network connectivity. If the host loses connectivity (even briefly) and then re-acquires it, my bridged adapter in VMWare is still unable to get an IP address. The host-only adapter remains unaffected. Disconnecting/Reconnecting the bridged adapter does not help. Simply restarting the guest OS does not help. Restarting VMWare Player does not help. The only remedy is to reboot (HowTos)