Ticket #3476 (closed enhancement: fixed)
Host networking Issues and potential fix
|Reported by:||thirdorderharmonic||Owned by:|
|Host type:||Mac OS X|
Not sure if this is the right place to post this but this is a potential fix for some of the hostif networking problems under windows on an os x host.
When I install a windows XP guest on an OS X (10.5) host and select host interface networking with a virtual Intel 1000T server nic, the connection is flaky and tempermental. Certain sites connect and others don't. Local networking is hit and miss.
If i go to the intel website and download the official drivers for the pro1000t complete with intels proset util etc, and install these in the guest vm, they replace the existing drivers installed by virtualbox and/or the xp install cd.
After installing these drivers everything works perfectly.
Is it possible that there is a problem with the drivers installed by virtualbox and/or the xp installation media causing problems? Or does installing the official intel driver reset some other things?
Anyway, thought you might be interested in this lead, as it's solved all my problems instantly...