How frustrating. Anyhow, it’s an Ubuntu 16.04 desktop VM on ESXi 6.5.
Is there an issue with network card drivers perhaps?
Any help would be TREMENDOUSLY appreciated.
I’ve moved this to the https://community.ubuntu.com/c/support-help-requests category because this site isn’t designed to take tech support questions. Sorry. I’d recommend using one of the official support channels listed on the Finding Help page.