Ticket #3285 (closed enhancement: fixed)

Opened 9 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago

Usability problem with "interfaces list" in configure Network panel

Reported by: vladimirvv Owned by:
Priority: major Component: network/hostif
Version: VirtualBox 2.1.2 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: Linux


First, thanks for the great tool! Second, I'd like to point some usability problem: 1)

  • when choose Host Interface option => *list* with available interfaces become active, but it's not clear that selection in that list is so important.

If instead usual list there were items with radio buttons it will be easier to understand that selection is so important. + when you wifi connected it's preferable to have wifi interface "selected" by default, when wired connection => select bge (or other) by default 2) I have wired connection at work and wifi at home (both DHCP) when I shutdown VM at work and start it again at home => I have to remember to change used network interface. It would be great to see, that now wired interface is down on general page in Network section (i.e. red text color)

Thanks! Vladimir

Less errors and no need to restart VM.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by frank

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

I think this request is obsolete now because you can change the network interface the VM is attached to during runtime as of VBox 3.1.6.

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