Ticket #5781 (closed defect: fixed)
Live adapter change not working
|Reported by:||Sasquatch||Owned by:|
|Version:||VirtualBox 3.1.2||Keywords:||bridged, NIC change ignored|
Switching the attached adapter type doesn't work until the VM is shut down and started again, making the option to change the settings while the VM is running useless.
The problem is that when you swap Bridged adapter from one NIC to another, the NIC that was set upon VM start is used instead, despite what is set after VM start.
Simple test: get a VM and attach it to a wired NIC while the Host is connected through wireless. Start the VM, switch it to wifi and the Guest will not be able to access the network in any way. Hook it to a cable, and it will work, even though the actual NIC to use should be the wireless one (because you changed that after the VM started).
I have not tested the method to change the main attached method, e.g. from Bridged to NAT. This problem was already mentioned on the forums during beta 1, repeated for both beta 2 and beta 3. The log file doesn't even show the change in adapter setting.