Ticket #5163 (closed defect: wontfix)

Opened 11 years ago

Last modified 11 years ago

VirtualBox Guest Additions installation does not install the Intel network driver for Windows 2000

Reported by: cshong87 Owned by:
Component: network Version: VirtualBox 3.0.6
Keywords: Cc:
Guest type: Windows Host type: Windows


I installed Windows 2000 Professional with SP4 as the guest OS.

I previously used PCnet-FAST III as the network adapter for guest operating system.

Now, I would like to try other network adapter.

According to intel download site for Intel PRO/1000 MT Desktop Adapter at, the driver for Windows 2000 available for download.

I had selected Intel PRO/1000 MT Desktop Adapter in Network setting, and reinstalled VirtualBox Guest Additions in the Guest Operating System.

But, installation of VirtualBox Guest Additions does not install the driver of Intel PRO/1000 MT Desktop Adapter for Windows 2000.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by frank

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

This is the expected behavior. We are not allowed to redistribute the Intel network driver. So you have to download the drivers yourself and install the manually. Download the drivers to your host and either use a shared folder to access the host drive from your guest or create an .iso image containing the drivers. You can then mount the image to your guest. Or use the PCNet emulation to download the Intel driver, install it, shutdown the guest, select the Intel device and start your guest.

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