Bridged Networking Driver breaks host networking
|Reported by:||David Colborne||Owned by:|
|Guest type:||other||Host type:||Windows|
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.