Ticket #4680 (closed enhancement: duplicate)

Opened 9 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

If network settings are changed on host in lifetime of guest, guest can't access network

Reported by: abcuser Owned by:
Priority: major Component: network/NAT
Version: VirtualBox 3.0.2 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: Linux
Host type: Windows


I have a notebook with Windows XP SP3 on host and Ubuntu 9.04 on guest. With the same notebook I work at home and at my company. My home network is using dynamic IPs, DNS etc assigned from ISV. In my company I have static IPs.
At home:

  1. Network is working fine on host and guest. I use NAT network settings in VirtualBox for this guest.
  2. I press <CTRL>+P to pause guest Ubuntu.
  3. I hibernate Windows XP.

At my company:

  1. I turn on PC to Windows wake-up from hibernation.
  2. Change network settings on Windows host, so programs on host can normally access network/internet.
  3. Switch to Ubuntu guest, press <CTRL>+P to un-pause the guest.
  4. Check if guest network is working, but it is not working. For example executing: sudo apt-get update returns that there is no server available. The same in Firefox "server not available".
  5. Try to restart-network like:

sudo service networking restart
sudo /etc/init.d/ networking restart
sudo ifconfig eth3 down (my network card is eth3, checked with ifconfig command).

None of the above commands work. So I try to reboot, so execute: sudo reboot After reboot network is still not working. So I try to halt, so execute: sudo halt System goes down and after manually turning on the system network/internet works fine.

The same problem I have when I come home from work, network is not working. The only work-around I have is halting the system and turning it on again.

It is just annoying and time consuming to must halting guest just to start working.

I have discussed this problem on forum: and got a suggestion to open a bug report.

It would be nice if some kind of settings like Device | USB Device check button would be available to recheck the network settings.



VBox.log Download (38.3 KB) - added by abcuser 9 years ago.

Change History

Changed 9 years ago by abcuser

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by Hachiman

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

duplicate #3847

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