virtualbox network problem

Ruben Laban r.laban at
Wed Jun 3 10:44:06 UTC 2009

On Wednesday 03 June 2009 at 12:02 (CET), Luca Ferrari wrote:
> I'm using ubuntu 8.04 and virtual box to host a system (windows xp). When
> the ubuntu system is connected via ethernet, and the virtual machine works
> with network attached to the host interface, the network works. When the
> ubuntu machine works with the wifi interface (wlan0), the hosted system
> does not work. It does not get the network address and, of course, does not
> work on the network.
> Any idea about?

A lot of wireless cards and/or drivers don't support promisc mode (well). It's 
very likely you're running into a limitation of the wifi interface.


Ruben Laban
Systems and Network Administrator
ISM eCompany

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