VirtualBox

Ticket #11325 (new defect)

Opened 16 months ago

The Host-only network adapter and Wireless adapter are not compatible

Reported by: SR Owned by:
Priority: major Component: network
Version: VirtualBox 4.2.6 Keywords: Host-only adapter, Wireless adapter, incompatible
Cc: Guest type: all
Host type: Windows

Description

I have VBox installed on Win7 64-bit and Host-only Networks all adapters removed. In 'ipconfig all' I can see the wireless adapter:

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 7: ...

Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) Centrino(R) Ultimate-N 6300 AGN

...

The wiresless adapter is opearational and network works OK. In Windows Device Manager, in Network Adapters, I can see:

  • Aventail VPN Adapter
  • Intel(R) 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection
  • Intel(R) Centrino(R) Ultimate-N 6300 AGN

Then I add adapter to the Host-only Networks: VBox Main menu | File | Preferences | Network, then adding Host-Only Ethernet Adpater. If I do 'ipconfig all', I see:

Ethernet adapter VirtualBox Host-Only Network: ...

Description . . . . . . . . . . . : VirtualBox Host-Only Ethernet Adapter

But the wireless adapter dissapears from the list. There is no network connection as well. (I have wired insterface disconnected). Checking info in Windows Device Manager, in Network Adapters:

  • Aventail VPN Adapter
  • Intel(R) 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection
  • Intel(R) Centrino(R) Ultimate-N 6300 AGN
  • VirtualBox Host-Only Ethernet Adapter

But the "Intel(R) Centrino(R) Ultimate-N 6300 AGN" shows as disabled. Trying to enable it fails. If I disable "VirtualBox Host-Only Ethernet Adapter", the "Intel(R) Centrino(R) Ultimate-N 6300 AGN" gets enabled automatically and network connection restores. Needless to say, that VBox Host-only Networks now gets empty. If I re-enable "VirtualBox Host-Only Ethernet Adapter", the wireless adapter gets disabled automatically, so they can not be both enabled.

I should mention, that wired Ethernet adapater is always enabled and, if the laptop is connected by wire, the network works OK. It is the wireless and Host-only adapater which are not compatible.

There was same defect in VBox 4.1.14 and up. This was the oldest version tried on this laptop.

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