Ticket #3406 (closed defect: worksforme)
No Virtualbox network drivers on host
|Reported by:||rkondrk||Owned by:|
|Version:||VirtualBox 2.1.4||Keywords:||network host driver|
I recently installed Virtualbox 2.1.4 on a host running Windows XP, SP3. During the installation process, as expected, I saw the confirmation dialogs for installing the unsigned network driver(s). Assuming that everything was operational, I set up a guest using Debian 5.0. The guest worked fine, but I noticed that I couldn't get any network connectivity. Upon investigation, I realized that the Virtualbox network driver was not listed in my Host's device manager. I have uninstalled Virtualbox and reinstalled it, but that has not fixed the problem. Another detail: I also run VMWare Workstation ACE Edition 6.0.4. on the same host, but, needless to say, never run both VMware and Virtualbox at the same time. I really hope to find a solution to this problem, since, in my opinion, Virtualbox does a far better job running a Linux host than VMWare does.