VirtualBox

Ticket #2903 (new defect)

Opened 5 years ago

Dial Up Internet stops working after change in native xp pro sp3

Reported by: dennygoot Owned by:
Priority: major Component: network
Version: VirtualBox 2.1.0 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: Linux
Host type: Windows

Description

the native system is windows xp pro service pack 3.

i use a dial up internet service, i am too poor and too far from any city to have broadband.

my dial up internet works with vbox untill i make a networking change, sometimes as simple as changing the name of my workgroup. at that time i will no longer be able to connect to the internet in any of my many linux distro's. then my options are 1, hope there is a new version of vbox, this repairs my internet, or 2 format and reinstall my native os.

My native os will still have internet after i make the change, my vm's (none of the 20 plus) will have internet. My file server, which i never change will still have internet access to it's 3-4 various linux distro's that are vm'ed.

I know where the bug is, it's not in my native os or in any of the vm's, it's in the program itself. I am sure there must be a way to have virtualbox repair it's network connections. something it does while updating fixes this problem.

I am forced to bring my machine to work to update and also to study new linux distro's, which is a big part of my job. but i do a lot of work at home, which means i need my vm'ed distro's to have internet access, and my job forces me to change my workgroup name several times a year. (i know you can look into other workgroups and gain access to them without changing your workgroup name, but not in this case.)

I beg of you, don't tell me to get broadband, change my os or anything else.. i know this is fixable, and that the problem is not my hardware or software, my networking or my vm's, it's virtualbox.

I have asked this question both on the forum and the vbox irc chat channel.

Last but not least, if i have come across as a jerk, i apologize, but i have been working on this problem for quite some time now, and with the other mediums at my disposal, the poeple trying to help me would not consider the bug to be in virtualbox myself, after the past year and a half of trying to figure this out, i know this is virtualbox not handling the changes properly.

Thank You Dennis Gutowski.

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