Ticket #4670 (closed defect: obsolete)

Opened 11 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

Host-interface networking affects 3rd party applications

Reported by: Technologov Owned by:
Component: network/hostif Version: VirtualBox 3.0.0
Keywords: Cc:
Guest type: Windows Host type: Windows

Description (last modified by frank) (diff)

Host-interface networking (Vbox adapter) is affecting some 3rd party applications.

One example is Warcraft 3 game - LAN mode play - that refuses to work with VirtualBox installed.

Warcraft 3 (LAN mode) presumes two things:

  1. same IP subnet address
  2. working with "first" ethernet interface found on host (the game seems to decide this)

Basically VBox Host-If is perceived by War3 as the first interface, and the game refuses to connect to other computers on a LAN via the real Ethernet interface.

Once VBox Host-If is disabled, Warcraft 3 runs again in LAN mode.

While this is not VirtualBox bug per-se, this problem has bad effects on running VirtualBox in home environments. (in that seemingly unrelated things such as VBox and War3 refuse to work together nicely)

Can we at least document it?

One idea: --- maybe install Host-If adapter driver only if one has VMs that use Host Networking... This may hide the problem deeper, but will not resolve it.

any better ideas ?!

-Technologov, 3.8.2009.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by Technologov

Clarification: Warcraft 3 is installed in host Windows OS, not in VM.

Tried both XP and Vista 32-bit hosts, and Windows 7 64-bit host. Same problem.

It happens even if no VM is running at all. (so no need to provide vbox logs)

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by Technologov

There may be a related problem, see bug #5455


comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by Technologov

Vbox 3.0.0

comment:4 Changed 10 years ago by Technologov

There may be a related problem, see bug #5526


comment:5 Changed 10 years ago by misha

Could you try it with the latest VBox version? We did a fix sometime ago to make Host-Only adapter be the last in the adapter list.
Namely, after VBox is installed, go to "Control Panel\Network Connections", [on Vista: press Alt to display the menu bar], press "Advanced"->"Advanced Settings" menu -> The Host-Only adapter should be the last in the "Network Providers" list on the "Provider Order" tab.

comment:6 Changed 5 years ago by frank

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to obsolete
  • Description modified (diff)
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