VirtualBox

Ticket #5993 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 4 years ago

Last modified 14 months ago

FlexiNetwork: Cannot change network attachment

Reported by: Technologov Owned by:
Priority: major Component: network
Version: VirtualBox 3.1.2 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: Windows

Description (last modified by frank) (diff)

VBox 3.1.x provides a way to change network attachment on the fly, which I call "FlexiNetwork".

In some cases this feature does not work.

Host: Windows Vista, 32bit, VBox 3.1.2 with 3 NICs (2 Ethernet and 1 WiFi)

Guest: [none] Empty VM, 1 vNIC

Steps to reproduce: (sometimes reproducible)

  1. Start Empty VM (1 vNIC = NAT)
  1. Switch network attachment type from "NAT" to "Bridged"
  1. Choose the host's network adapter you wish to attach to

Actual Results: (sometimes) It automatically chooses the first host's adapter and user can't choose otherwise from the drop-down menu.

Expected results: It should ask the user which host's adaper he wanna use

-Technologov 15.1.2010

Attachments

TestVM-2010-01-15-13-31-39.log Download (30.8 KB) - added by Technologov 4 years ago.
Network-attachments-cant-be-changed.png Download (69.5 KB) - added by Technologov 4 years ago.

Change History

Changed 4 years ago by Technologov

Changed 4 years ago by Technologov

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by Technologov

Added screenshot. In this case both "Bridged Adapter" button and "Realtek" button became non-clickable.

comment:2 Changed 4 years ago by Perryg

I don't know about the empty VM or none, but it does work in a real VM. Why would anyone need to do this on an empty guest? Just curious.

comment:3 Changed 4 years ago by Technologov

I have the same problem on any VMs.

It is more reproducible (not 100%) in the following way:

  1. Start with NAT
  1. Switch VM to bridged mode, attach to physical NIC 1
  1. Switch VM to back to NAT
  1. Switch VM to bridged mode, attach to physical NIC 2
  1. Switch VM to back to NAT

-Technologov

comment:4 Changed 14 months ago by frank

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Description modified (diff)

Should work with VBox 4.2.

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