Ticket #10155 (closed defect: obsolete)

Opened 8 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

"firmware upload failed (-110) when attempting to connect USB Wireless device (Atheros carl9170)

Reported by: vsritual Owned by:
Component: USB Version: VirtualBox 4.1.8
Keywords: Cc:
Guest type: Linux Host type: Linux

Description (last modified by aeichner) (diff)

Host: Ubuntu 10.10 x64

Guest: BackTrack 5 R1 /

Device: NetGear WN111v2 (Atheros carl9170)

When booting this OS on bare metal I am able to attach the device without any issues. If you boot the OS in VirtualBox, you get a "firmware upload failed (-110)" error.

Things I've tried:

  1. Booting off the live CD in Vbox Ubuntu Host, then attach USB stick. Failed.
  2. Booting off the live CD on bare metal, then attach USB stick. Success
  3. Using existing image within Vbox Snow Leopard Host, then attach USB stick. Success
  4. Booting off the live CD using VMware Player Ubuntu Host, then attach USB stick. Success.
  5. Transfering the working VBox image (export/import) from working Snow Leopard Host to Ubuntu Host, then attaching USB stick. Failed.

I've also tried playing with the compat-wireless drivers from but still no go. I really think it is limited to a Linux host/linux guest issue.

Outputs: dmesg

[  139.774350] usb 1-1: USB disconnect, device number 2
[  142.980070] usb 1-1: new high speed USB device number 3 using ehci_hcd
[  143.308076] usb 1-1: reset high speed USB device number 3 using ehci_hcd
[  143.524060] usb 1-1: driver   API: 1.9.2 2011-01-22 [1-1]
[  143.524062] usb 1-1: firmware API: 1.9.2 2010-12-25
[  143.624148] usb 1-1: firmware upload failed (-110).


Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0846:9001 NetGear, Inc. WN111(v2) RangeMax Next Wireless [Atheros AR9170+AR9101]

Change History

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by cepxuo

Guest type is not linux, but all! Both carl9170 cards that I have doesn't work in winxp guest.

comment:2 Changed 4 years ago by aeichner

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to obsolete
  • Description modified (diff)

Please reopen if still relevant with a recent VirtualBox release.

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