i have a ubuntu machine.
i have installed both VMWARE and Virtual Machine running windows xp
I have 2 network cards on my ubuntu.
network card 1 - 192.168.10.1 (it is also serving DHCP)
network card 2 - 192.168.139.6 static IP
I need the network cards installed in the virtual machine to be bridged with the ubuntu network cards.
if you do your job correctly you should be able to PING devices on the network 192.168.10.1 from inside the virtual machine.
I will give you teamviewer access, so you can do the work via teamviewer.