Ticket #8684 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 7 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

Networking failed on Lenovo R61E laptop running XP SP3

Reported by: rst26508 Owned by:
Priority: minor Component: network
Version: VirtualBox 4.0.4 Keywords: XP network
Cc: Guest type: Linux
Host type: Windows


I installed VirtualBox 4.0.4 last week. The network was running fine after that.

I've had a couple of goes at setting up Ubuntu 10.04 guests (the last successful). Yesterday my networking stopped working (wired and wireless). I could use both if I booted from a Ubuntu partition on the drive but could not get any network access from Windows XP.

I eventually unistalled the VirtualBox Host Only protocol from the Ethernet adapter settings and both network adapters started working again. I was not running VirtualBox at the time.

Sorry I don't have all the detail, I'm running on my recollections.

As a side note I'll mention a couple of other issues I encountered when trying to sort this out in case there is some association that I can't see.

  • I was unable to use System Restore to restore to any of the recovery point's, that may not be associated.
  • Nor could I boot from my CD to the Lenovo supplied recovery disk.
  • I could not get Bluetooth (USB adapter) working but it worked after the Host Only protocol was uninstalled.

My laptop is working again but I still don't understand why it failed. I've not started VirtualBox again to see if it still works.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by rst26508

I doubt that it's relevant but the Ubuntu version setup as guest is an EMC2 (,en/) one which has some real time components.

The guest was not running at any time while I was experiencing the networking failure but it's mentioned because it's a little out of the ordinary.

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by frank

Still relevant with VBox 4.1.6?

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by frank

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

No response, closing.

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