Preferred network adapter for windows guest with Vbox 6.x

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Preferred network adapter for windows guest with Vbox 6.x

Postby gnordli » 25. Aug 2019, 07:49

Hi Everyone.
What is the preferred network adapter now with Vbox 6?
thanks,
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Re: Preferred network adapter for windows guest with Vbox 6.x

Postby socratis » 25. Aug 2019, 10:26

The one that's always been; the one proposed by the template, depending on the guest.

Not sure why such a question came up... Why do you ask, do you think that something changed with 6.0.x?
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Re: Preferred network adapter for windows guest with Vbox 6.x

Postby gnordli » 25. Aug 2019, 17:42

Hi socratis.

There has been a lot of work on paravirtualization. I was just making sure nothing has changed on the networking front.

Have a great day!!
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Re: Preferred network adapter for windows guest with Vbox 6.x

Postby socratis » 25. Aug 2019, 18:17

gnordli wrote:There has been a lot of work on paravirtualization

Has it? :shock:
Where exactly?
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Re: Preferred network adapter for windows guest with Vbox 6.x

Postby gnordli » 27. Aug 2019, 17:21

Oh, maybe that was 5.0 where they did the paravirt work. Sorry, my bad there. I used to stay current on all the releases and even do performance testing, but now I just "use" it.
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Re: Preferred network adapter for windows guest with Vbox 6.x

Postby socratis » 27. Aug 2019, 19:13

No problem, I get confused all the time as well with features in/features out... :)

But don't go crazy believing that virtio-net will do miracles for you. We just had a discussion the other day on the IRC #vbox channel, and the maximum throughput that (a really dedicated) user could get was 2 Gbps, nothing super-duper...
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