VirtualBox

Ticket #7129 (new defect)

Opened 4 years ago

Siemens SIMATIC USB MPI Adapter fails to install driver

Reported by: danube Owned by:
Priority: major Component: USB
Version: VirtualBox 3.2.6 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: Windows
Host type: Linux

Description

Hi;

this device is used to connect to Siemens PLC's in the automation industry in order to program the devices. The Siemens device ID of this unit is 6ES7 972-0CB20-0XA0.

Siemens provides a driver for this adapter officially at this address:  http://support.automation.siemens.com/WW/adsearch/resultset.aspx?region=WW&lang=en&netmode=internet&ui=NDAwMDAxNwAA&term=usb+adapter&ID=27062840&ehbid=27062840

I'm running WinXP on a Linux Mint (Ubuntu) host. Once connected, VBox recognizes the adapter with it's name (SIMATIC USB Adapter) in the right bottom menu including all USB devices. Activating it, WinXP recognizes the adapter, starts to ask questions for the driver and finally finds the previously installed one. But the driver installation progress never ends.

This definitly only happens on VBox machines. On a regular installed WinXP computer, the installation and usage of the adapter works correctly.

There is a forum thread concerning this, which can be found here:  http://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=28932

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