AFAIK you don't need to install drivers for your host hardware in a virtual machine, as the VM has completely different "hardware" than the host, i.e. the guest OS sees a completely different set of devices. I don't know much about VMware, as I don't use it, but have you installed the VMware Tools in your guest OS? Those might come with proper network drivers...also, have you checked to make sure that there's some kind of "NAT" or "Host" option for your guest's network adapter, and that it's enabled?
Last edited by MrCode; 06-10-2010 at 11:08 AM.