Ticket #11454 (closed defect: obsolete)

Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 23 months ago

Sophos Device Control Wifi block bridged functionality doesn't work with Oracle VirtualBox installed

Reported by: SupDe Owned by:
Priority: major Component: network
Version: VirtualBox 4.2.6 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: Windows
Host type: Windows


It seems that VirtualBox Host-only Ethernet Adapter wrongly reports itself to be a physical device and its status seems to be 'connected' always. This is why Sophos Device Control thinks that there is a physical connection to the network and disables the WiFi devices (if block bridged option is used).

To determin if an interface is virtual or physical Network Configuration Interfaces is used, but the same list is found under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E972-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} key (Network Adapters class). The 'Characteristics' value of a virtual adapter should have a value of 1 (Virtual) . The Virtual Box Host Only Ethernet Adapter seems to have 'Characteristics'=4 (Physical).

Change History

comment:1 Changed 23 months ago by aeichner

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to obsolete

Please reopen if still relevant with a recent VirtualBox release.

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