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Win8 7989 and VirtualBox network settings not working

  1. #1


    Tropical Island Pair a Dice
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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64

    Win8 7989 and VirtualBox network settings not working


    I have installed build 7989 on VirtualBox 4.0.8 r71778, installation went fine but, having trouble getting the internet connection to work.
    First time using VB.

    Wireless router, Linksys WRT54G2, host computer is using cable.
    Rig specs listed below.

    Tried:
    PCnet-Fast III (Am79C973), Cable connected selected.
    Host Only Adapter, with same as above.
    and NAT, with same as above.
    None will let me connect to the router.
    Name and password have been confirmed on another computer.

    A search gave me several things to try but no success yet, also have read sections of the VB manual.

    Anyone have any suggestions that I can try?

    Thanks


    EDIT: Solved

    Bridged Adapter with Intel PRO/1000 MT Desktop works.
    Last edited by Dave76; 20 Jun 2011 at 01:31.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Same Nework fix for Win 8 Dev Demo Build!


    Found this looking for a fix and it did the trick!

    Used VBox4.1.2, Win8Dev, and some sorting of the bus types (most how tos did not work for me), got it installed and then no network, I tried several things, no go, then finally came across the above network settings and success!!

    This may be fix for some of us for the next Win8 beta/RC and later!

    Thanks!!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Tropical Island Pair a Dice
    Posts : 3,030
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64


    Glad it helped.

    I just upgraded from 4.0.8 to 4.1.2 and installed the 8Dev, it's still showing the Intel PRO/1000 MT Desktop (NAT) and working fine.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  4. #4


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8 Dev Edition


    Quote Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post

    EDIT: Solved

    Bridged Adapter with Intel PRO/1000 MT Desktop works.
    Worked for me too. Saved me a bunch of hair pulling. Thanks!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Tropical Island Pair a Dice
    Posts : 3,030
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64


    Welcome to Eight Forums.

    You're welcome, glad it worked for you too.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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