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kemperhills

Can't get VB to connect

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Guys, I am pulling my hair out and don't know what to do.  I am running Linux Mint 18.3 as host on my computer.  I have VB with W7 Pro x64 and W10 Pro x64 running as guest and I can't get either one to connect to the internet.  I am using a TL-823N wireless adapter.

 

In Windows in the VB I have run the Windows troubleshooter, don't know if I am supposed to in VB, but when I do I get either the message "DNS server not responding" or "Local Area Connection doesn't have a valid IP configuration".  I have spent several days on the internet trying to find a solution to the guest OS's not connecting to the internet.

 

If anyone has any idea what to do, I would appreciate the help. 

 

One hour later:  Problem solved, I finally got the thing to connect

Edited by kemperhills

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So the wireless is working fine in Linux, correct?  Assuming so, the issue is likely because this is a USB wireless device.  If you had a PCI card or were plugged in hardwired you wouldn't be having this issue.  This is an issue with Virtual Box.  To allow the Host OS to share USB drives/devices you have to enable it for the OS.  You have to install the Guest Additions package.  You have to do this for Windows or Linux.

See here: http://www.tomshardware.com/faq/id-1957309/install-virtualbox-guest-additions-linux-mint.html

After this we will have to tweak some more stuff but this needs to be done first.

Lol I didnt read the last part.  Sorry.  You may still want to install the Guest Additions as it will allow you to make shared folders and use USB drives from the Host to Guest OS.

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On 1/3/2018 at 12:29 PM, Dr_Bob said:

So the wireless is working fine in Linux, correct?  Assuming so, the issue is likely because this is a USB wireless device.  If you had a PCI card or were plugged in hardwired you wouldn't be having this issue.  This is an issue with Virtual Box.  To allow the Host OS to share USB drives/devices you have to enable it for the OS.  You have to install the Guest Additions package.  You have to do this for Windows or Linux.

See here: http://www.tomshardware.com/faq/id-1957309/install-virtualbox-guest-additions-linux-mint.html

After this we will have to tweak some more stuff but this needs to be done first.

Lol I didnt read the last part.  Sorry.  You may still want to install the Guest Additions as it will allow you to make shared folders and use USB drives from the Host to Guest OS.

Thanks Bob, problem fixed.

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