Opened 15 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

#3670 closed defect (obsolete)

Host-only network has limited or no connectivity ==> Fixed in SVN

Reported by: grof Owned by:
Component: other Version: VirtualBox 2.2.0
Keywords: Cc:
Guest type: other Host type: other

Description (last modified by Frank Mehnert)

Hi, I have installed VirtualBox 2.2.0 on Windows XP SP3 and after installation pop-up opened on host "VirtualBox Host-Only Network has limited or no connectivity.

I started guest and browsers displays internet web pages without any problem. I am using NAT config for network, so this probably does not using this type of network driver is it? This is probably only related to host-only network settings. But I don't use this type of network connection, so I don't really urgently need this problem to be solved.

I have attached Vbox.log file at another issue I have: Regards

Change History (11)

comment:1 by misha, 15 years ago

This is actually because the DHCP server for host-only network starts only when some guest using that network is started.
So this should not cause any problems to host/guest networking.

comment:2 by rasta, 15 years ago

This DOES cause problems: very slow booting for WinXP host. Using NAT for my Solaris 10 guest, installing the Vbox host-only networking does not effect guest connectivity, but it does create havoc for the host that manifests itself with slow booting (~10x slower than normal, with most time spent on "preparing network connections").

The User Manual should make it apparent that Vbox Host-only networking is not required if your guest uses NAT, and thus should not be installed on Windows hosts if NAT will be used.

in reply to:  2 comment:3 by misha, 15 years ago

Replying to rasta: This is a known issue. We're working on solving it. Please see #3722 for detail and a workaround

comment:4 by misha, 15 years ago

Summary: Host-only network has limited or no connectivityHost-only network has limited or no connectivity ==> Fixed in SVN

We've fixed this issue.
For those willing to try a fix: please send me a mail at Mikhail dot Sennikovsky at sun dot com. I'll then send you a link to a new test VBox version containing the fix.

comment:5 by grof, 15 years ago

I have installed 2.2.2 version and it looks like this problem is solved. You can close this problem as solved. Thanks a lot for helping me out.

comment:6 by Sander van Leeuwen, 15 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Thanks for the feedback.

comment:7 by Alessandro Marinuzzi, 14 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: closedreopened

I'm using VBox 3.1.2 and I have the problem yet on windows seven home premium... the VirtualBox Host-Only Network refuse to work giving me an error... giving me an error like: unidentified network, no access to the network, public network... I installed XP on my virtual machine but I have not connection on XP while Windows 7 is always connected... why? Merry Christmas to all!

comment:9 by misha, 14 years ago

It is not possible to connect guest to internet with the host-only adapter. It is intented to be used for host-only networking, that connects one or more guests + host with a virtual network.
Please use Bridged or NAT networking if you need internet access in the guest.
As I understand the err message on the screen-shot, your adapter fails to get the correct IP address.
Try setting static IP configuration for the host-only adapter and see if it helps.
Also make sure you have correct DHCP server settings for the host-only network.
All this can be set up via VBox GUI, via "File"->"Preferences"->"Network"->select host-only adapter you want to use->click "Edit Host-Only interface" button on the right. Needless to say that you need proper networking settings in the guest as well.

comment:10 by Sankalp Dube, 14 years ago

I am using Vbox 3.1.4, Host OS Windows 7 home premium and guest OD as Windows XP. I seem to have a similar issue where the Virtual Box-Host only Netwok has no network access. I cannot access internet on guest OS.

comment:11 by Frank Mehnert, 9 years ago

Description: modified (diff)
Resolution: obsolete
Status: reopenedclosed
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