Problem with Siemens PC-Adapter

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Problem with Siemens PC-Adapter

Postby herberth » 14. Mar 2010, 22:45

Hi Forum,

Until now I've had no problems with virtualbox.
But now I came across an issue I need help with.

I'm trying to connect the Siemens Simatic S7 PC Adapter USB (6ES7 972-0CB20-0XA0) to winXP in a VirtualBox; host is Ubuntu.
Problem:
After Installing the Software I plug in the Adapter. XP finds new hardware and starts to install the driver, but does not finish (endless copying s7ocop2x.dll).
After Unplugging the adapter XP shows driver installed; new hardware can be used. But I cannot connect via Siemens Starter.
Another issue is: When the adapter is plugged in, XP does not shutdown and does not start. I've to remove or deactivate the adapter to finish the shutdown or to start the system.

The adapter itself does work as I tested it on the same machine in a dualboot XP.

Does anybody work with this adapter in virtual box on a linux host an have some suggestions?
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Re: Problem with Siemens PC-Adapter

Postby danube » 26. Apr 2010, 16:38

I'm running into totally the same situation, nothing to add. Guess there's some bug in the installation... Hey, it's Siemens! :}

@herberth: Have you solved that already anyhow?

Tom
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Re: Problem with Siemens PC-Adapter

Postby alex241 » 6. May 2010, 08:52

I have the same problem. Absolutely as described herberth. Who ever decided this issue?
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Re: Problem with Siemens PC-Adapter

Postby danube » 15. Jul 2010, 14:23

Opened a ticket: http://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/7129
Please describe your issues here, developers get informed then.
Tom
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Re: Problem with Siemens PC-Adapter

Postby alex241 » 16. Jul 2010, 08:41

I hope that the developers of VirtualBox will pay attention to this topic, and help in this problem.
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Re: Problem with Siemens PC-Adapter

Postby csb » 6. Oct 2010, 15:18

Interestingly, the same problem happens on vmware ... though the usb implementation is probably completely different ;)
So, siemens probably uses the usb port in a way that is not ... normal ...

VMwayer Player 3.1.2 with XP Pro host on opensuse 64.
I only use open source vbox which doesn't support usb.

At least I know now that I don't need to try more virtual machines ...

Yours,
Sebastian
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Re: Problem with Siemens PC-Adapter

Postby krzysztof85 » 7. Jun 2011, 20:24

Hi
Did someone managed to solve the problem with PC-Adapter USB?
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Re: Problem with Siemens PC-Adapter

Postby pando881 » 17. Jun 2011, 16:44

the problem seems to be still unresolved
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Re: Problem with Siemens PC-Adapter

Postby J.B. » 14. Sep 2012, 10:20

Anything new in this issue? It still exists in VirtualBox 4.2. It only happens when the host is a Linux (tested with Ubuntu 12.04) system. If the same virtual machine is used on a windows host, the PC Adapter works fine. Inside of STEP 7 if you try to search for reachable stations, the PC Adapter itself cannot be reached from the SIMATIC Manager. The Adapter is recognised by the Guest system. Same constellation on a Windows host, with the very same VM is working without changing any drivers or something.
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Re: Problem with Siemens PC-Adapter

Postby Kai-M-Becker » 5. Jun 2013, 13:11

It works with VirtualBox 4.2.12 on Mac OS X host; Win7 Guest, Step 7 5.5.
The same VM on a Win7 host has the same problem: PC Adapter is reported "caught" rsp. "available" in/for the guest, but it's not usable.
The Win7 host shows it in its Device Manager. Deactivating / deinstalling it there has no effect.
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