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Unable to remotely access vmware workstation VM with bridge adapter

So the issue is, I can ping the gateway IP address and access the internet from inside Virtual Machine running under VMware Workstation 16.x. But I am unable to access the same VM from my laptop or any machine on the local subnet address of that Bridge Adapter. 

I followed all the troubleshooting steps at VMware KB Troubleshooting network connectivity issues for Windows virtual machines in VMware Workstation (2019836) and also followed a long list of suggested fixes at the vmware community discussion Network Bridge Mode Not Working Windows 10 Host, but nothing worked for me. 

My VM and workstations was running for months without any issue and suddently this isssue has happed, so I started thinking of installing recent programs in my laptop that might cause the issue. And I found that one of the recent program installed in my PC is Citrix Gateway app, I could also see a virtual network adapter create by this app in the Network and Sharing Center

Upon un-installing this Citrix gateway app, now I can access my VM. So the lesson learned is before putting many hours of troubleshoot to solve the issue, try to find what recent change are made to your laptop/PC that could also be one of the reason of this breakdown.

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