Ticket #4984 (new defect)
Losing Guest Connectivy On Bridge Mode
|Reported by:||firefly||Owned by:|
|Version:||VirtualBox 3.0.6||Keywords:||network , bridge , losing connectivity , drop , connection|
Background: I am running VirtualBox 3.0.6 on OpenSuse 11.1 64bit Window 2003 Std Server on Bridge mode networking. I have two network card. The Win03 machine is bridge to eth1.
Problem: The Win03 guest machine kept on losing network connection. It doesn't show any error but the network just stop responding (i.e. can't surf the network). When this happen all other guests that also bridged to the same network interface will lose connection as well. So I suspect the problem is with the bridged driver at the host level.
Restarting the guest will fix the problem. Sometimes the connection will come back up by itself after awhile. I have started to experience this problem since 3.0.4 and the same problem still persist in 3.0.6.