VirtualBox

Opened 15 years ago

Closed 13 years ago

#5455 closed defect (fixed)

Bridged Networking Driver breaks host networking

Reported by: David Colborne Owned by:
Component: network Version: VirtualBox 3.0.10
Keywords: Cc:
Guest type: other Host type: Windows

Description

After installing VirtualBox 3.0.10 on my workstation, my computer would have network connectivity after installation. However, after a reboot, my computer was unable to retrieve a DHCP address. Whenever I'd try to repair the connection, it gave me the error, "Failed to query TCP/IP settings of the connection. Cannot proceed." After uninstalling VirtualBox, my computer immediately retrieved a DHCP address and started to behave normally, which led me to dig a bit further.

After a while, I discovered that, if the VirtualBox Bridged Networking Driver was checked on the host NIC when it booted, I wouldn't have network access. However, if I unchecked it, waited for a DHCP address on the host interface, and rechecked it, everything worked normally.

I'm using an HP Compaq dc5750 with a Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet adapter running Windows XP Professional SP3.

Let me know if you need anything else. I (hopefully) attached a screen shot of the error I received.

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error.bmp (181.0 KB ) - added by David Colborne 15 years ago.
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Change History (7)

by David Colborne, 15 years ago

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in reply to:  description ; comment:1 by misha, 15 years ago

Replying to DavidPCS: Do you have any custom networking-related software installed? I.e. VPN, firewals, antiviruses, other hypervisors (Virtual PC, VMWare), etc. ?

comment:2 by misha, 15 years ago

Also what is the latest VBox version that did not have this issue in your environment?

comment:3 by Technologov, 15 years ago

There may be a related problem, see bug #4670

-Technologov

in reply to:  1 comment:4 by David Colborne, 15 years ago

Sorry about not replying sooner. To answer your questions...

Replying to misha:

Replying to DavidPCS: Do you have any custom networking-related software installed? I.e. VPN, firewals, antiviruses, other hypervisors (Virtual PC, VMWare), etc. ?

Nothing fancy. I'm using TrendMicro OfficeScan 8.0, no VPN or firewall software (Windows Firewall is even disabled on the GPO level), and no other hypervisors.

Replying to misha:

Also what is the latest VBox version that did not have this issue in your environment?

3.0.6 was trouble-free. I never tried 3.0.8, so I can't vouch for that.

comment:5 by David Colborne, 15 years ago

Good news, everyone - I installed 3.0.12 and the problem was fixed. I'm not sure what caused it in .10, but I'm not complaining.

Thanks!

comment:6 by Frank Mehnert, 13 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed
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