[vbox-dev] vbox disables Windows 8.1 miracast menu

Klaus Espenlaub klaus.espenlaub at oracle.com
Tue Apr 7 10:00:44 UTC 2015


All,

please retry with the current VirtualBox 5.0 BETA - of course only on 
systems where one can tolerate an install which isn't production ready.

We believe that it's fixed with the pretty much rewritten drivers, but 
as the reason why Miracast disables itself is totally unknown it's hard 
to predict if this is working on all systems.

Any feedback is welcome, about the general status and what happens if 
one uses bridging to the wireless interface for a VM and Miracast 
concurrently.

Klaus

On 22.10.2013 20:26, Huihong Luo wrote:
> Alexy,
>
> Thanks.
>
> Your guess is correct. If I disable those network drivers, then wireless
> display behaves as normal. so, it is the network drivers causing the issue.
>
> I noted windows 8.1 has a wifi direct virtual network adapter, perhaps,
> vbox shouldn't bridge that adapter?
>
> Wireless LAN adapter Local Area Connection* 12:
>
>     Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
>     Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
>     Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual
> Adapter
>     Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : C8-F7-33-DD-F6-86
>     DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
>     Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> *From:* Alexey Eromenko <al4321 at gmail.com>
> *To:* Huihong Luo <huisinro at yahoo.com>
> *Cc:* "vbox-dev at virtualbox.org" <vbox-dev at virtualbox.org>
> *Sent:* Tuesday, October 22, 2013 11:11 AM
> *Subject:* Re: [vbox-dev] vbox disables Windows 8.1 miracast menu
>
> might be vbox-network drivers ?
>
> Can you install VBox without network drivers? (no bridge and no host-mode)
>
> On Tue, Oct 22, 2013 at 5:37 PM, Huihong Luo <huisinro at yahoo.com
> <mailto:huisinro at yahoo.com>> wrote:
>  > It seems vbox has some conflicts with Windows 8.1 wireless display.
>  >
>  > Without vbox, you can swipe from right side of desktop to bring up
> Devices
>  > Charm, then Devices > Project, you should see an option to Add a display,
>  > ...
>  >
>  > With vbox installed, if you do same, you won't see "Add a display" menu
>  > item, it goes directly to Projected to a second screen, skipping the
>  > wireless display page.
>
>  >
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