Opened 12 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

Last modified 2 years ago

#2599 closed bug (fixed)

Virtual Box networking detected, not working

Reported by: kvdman Owned by: axeld
Priority: normal Milestone: R1
Component: Drivers/Network/pcnet Version: R1/Development
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Platform: All


I've had several people ask me if networking was supported under Virtual Box's emulation, including one GSOC student.

I am testing Virtual Box 1.6.4 on OSX with Haiku hrev26917. I was excited to see some patches made against the RealTek network driver, and it seems Virtual Box emulated a RealTek card in 1.5.? but now they emulate four different cards see Screenshot 2

PCnet-PCI II (Am79C970A) PCnet-Fast III (Am79C793) Intel PRO/1000 MT Desktop (82540EM) Intel PRO/1000 T Server (82543GC)

When the first two cards are chosen, Haiku will fall back and detect the Vlance driver (using Senryu to test).

When the Intel cards are chosen, they will be detected.

Network preferences shows the same results for acquiring the network address with DHCP (kind of wonky)... See shots 1 & 3.

If you try static IP using you network info, networking also fails...

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1.jpg (94.3 KB ) - added by kvdman 12 years ago.
2.jpg (116.0 KB ) - added by kvdman 12 years ago.
3.jpg (95.6 KB ) - added by kvdman 12 years ago.
vlance.png (229.7 KB ) - added by richienyhus 12 years ago.
vlance driver working
intelpro.png (167.9 KB ) - added by richienyhus 12 years ago.

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Change History (13)

by kvdman, 12 years ago

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by kvdman, 12 years ago

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by kvdman, 12 years ago

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by richienyhus, 12 years ago

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vlance driver working

by richienyhus, 12 years ago

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comment:2 by richienyhus, 12 years ago

vlance works fine for me running Senryu(hrev27363) under VirtualBox (1.6.0), but I had this problem in the past, where I would have networking cut out on me and not work -or not work from boot- 'till I had restarted VirtualBox.

I haven't tested both R27363 and the intelpro driver enough to know if its come right yet.

The weird thing is that DHCP sets my lan IP to something not at all in my private IP address range.

screenshots to follow

comment:3 by kvdman, 12 years ago

Please close this. An updated Virtualbox seems to have alleviated the problem (2.0.2).

More info here:

comment:4 by stippi, 12 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Ok, thanks for the update.

comment:5 by axeld, 12 years ago

Component: Network & Internet/StackDrivers/Network

If you are now using a different network chip in VirtualBox, the problem isn't really gone, but can at least easily be worked around.

However, if there is an actual problem with this driver, than we should fix it, as it is used on real hardware as well.

comment:6 by kvdman, 12 years ago

The chipset is the same.

I'm having results similar to richienyhus now.

With version 1.6.0 of Virtual Box, there was only one configuration option for networking 'attached to NAT'. Networking wouldn't work at all, and gave results for the IP like in intelpro.jpg.

In 2.0.2, networking works in attached to NAT mode, but resolves the IP in intelpro.jpg. There's new configuration options now for the network besides attached to NAT. Those are 'host interface', and 'internal network'. I found at least host interface works correctly.

comment:7 by memphisto, 2 years ago

running in a virtualbox vm with PCnet-FAST III and haiku-nightly-hrev52098-x86_64-anyboot. still facing the same issue. dhcp can't get an ip. workaround use intel pro driver

comment:8 by diver, 2 years ago

Component: Drivers/NetworkDrivers/Network/pcnet
Version: R1/pre-alpha1R1/Development
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