Ticket #279 (closed defect: wontfix)

Opened 11 years ago

Last modified 11 years ago

Virtualbox doesn't detect any network interfaces in Vista Home Premium

Reported by: Greenbox Owned by:
Priority: minor Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 1.3.8 Keywords: Vista, network, interfaces
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: other


VirtualBox 1.3.8 does not recognize any of my network interfaces running under Vista Home Premium.

The computer is a Gateway MT3705


vbox_network_interfaces.jpg Download (63.6 KB) - added by Greenbox 11 years ago.
Screenshot of VirtualBox network settings and Network Connections

Change History

Changed 11 years ago by Greenbox

Screenshot of VirtualBox network settings and Network Connections

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by sandervl73

  • Priority changed from critical to minor

It seems to me that you didn't create a host interface device. Please look at the user manual. You need one and then create a network bridge.

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by kiilerix

I had the same problem with Vista Business edition.

The advice on and solved it for me.

Apparently the driver wasn't included in the Guest Additions - and it would be nice if it was ...

comment:3 Changed 11 years ago by michael

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

We are looking at getting the rights to include the driver in our guest additions. (WontFix for now though).

comment:4 Changed 11 years ago by Blimey

I am running Vista Ultimate as guest on Windows XP and have the same issue. However, this doesn't really appear to be a problem. The actual problem is that Vista does not have any drivers for the AMD PCNET FAST79C971, which is the device that Virtualbox emulates. But, to give you guys some good news, my Vista is now networked. Not sure if anybody else reported this but you can download the appropriate drivers from AMD.,,50_2330_6629_2452^2454^2486,00.html

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