Virtual Network adapter and Vista Firewall issue

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Virtual Network adapter and Vista Firewall issue

Postby dwinks » 10. Sep 2008, 01:54

So far I am rather impressed with Virtualbox, and especially like the ability to use my USB printer on guests.

However, I am running into one major issue (for me) that I can't seem to figure out.

When I installed Virtualbox, the virtual adapter popped up and I classified it as a "private network" in Vista. This is important, as it controls which of the firewall profiles gets implemented.

I can leave my computer unattended for a few hours, with no reboots or anything, and Virtualbox running a small testing server the whole time, and when I get back, the virtualbox network is classified as a "public network" again, and it also keeps saying "Unidentified network" in the network and sharing center, no matter how many times I change it.

One of the major issues this is causing for me is that while on any public networks, Vista seems to shut down UPnP and automatic registrations for applications in the firewall, so some of my software I use keeps getting cut off from inbound connections, which really sucks when I use those inbound connections to connect back to my server while I am out working.

If I can't get the virtual adapter to stay listed as a "private network" I'm afraid I might have to give up my lovely USB on my guests and switch back to stupid VMware. =(
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Re: Virtual Network adapter and Vista Firewall issue

Postby Ramrunner » 10. Sep 2008, 04:47

dwinks wrote:So far I am rather impressed with Virtualbox, and especially like the ability to use my USB printer on guests.

However, I am running into one major issue (for me) that I can't seem to figure out.

When I installed Virtualbox, the virtual adapter popped up and I classified it as a "private network" in Vista. This is important, as it controls which of the firewall profiles gets implemented.

I can leave my computer unattended for a few hours, with no reboots or anything, and Virtualbox running a small testing server the whole time, and when I get back, the virtualbox network is classified as a "public network" again, and it also keeps saying "Unidentified network" in the network and sharing center, no matter how many times I change it.

One of the major issues this is causing for me is that while on any public networks, Vista seems to shut down UPnP and automatic registrations for applications in the firewall, so some of my software I use keeps getting cut off from inbound connections, which really sucks when I use those inbound connections to connect back to my server while I am out working.

If I can't get the virtual adapter to stay listed as a "private network" I'm afraid I might have to give up my lovely USB on my guests and switch back to stupid VMware. =(


Mate, I have a similar (probably exactly the same) issue. NAT is no good for me, as I need a real IP address both ways from guest to host. I've set up a Host Interface as per instruction, and if I tell Vista to bridge my connections with my local ethernet and the VirtualBox virtual adapter, the guest springs to life completely network wise. However, when I do this, anything with incoming connections on the host (I'll use my son's uTorrent as an example), refuses incoming connections within 10 minutes.

Mate, when you find the answer to this one please let me know. I currently bridge the connection before I use Virtualbox then unbridge when I've finished, but it is majorly annoying.

Regards,
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Postby Sasquatch » 10. Sep 2008, 11:08

This doesn't seem to be VB specific, but interesting enough to mention it here. Please use google to find an aswer about why it switches and doesn't keep it to it's settings. This has more to do with the bad implementation of the Network Center and firewall done by MS.
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Postby dwinks » 11. Sep 2008, 00:59

I shall diligently google this then, as I haven't really had this problem otherwise, so I don't know if it's VB or Windows. My Hamachi VPN virtual network adapter hasn't caused this to happen even once in the few months I used it before installing VB, so I just assumed it was VB.

Hopefully someone here will have an idea what is going on, but if I find it on google first, I will be sure to post back here.
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Postby mejobloggs » 15. Sep 2008, 14:11

Anyone found how to fix this? I have googled but no help.

It's always an 'unidentified network', and when I close the guest and open again, the vbox Host Interface goes back to 'public', which means my guest no longer has access to the network
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Re: Virtual Network adapter and Vista Firewall issue

Postby pepsiboy » 9. Jul 2009, 19:27

Kind of hard to say who's issue this is, however it exists with VMWare as well. Here are the steps to fix the problem:

In regedit go to:
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Class{4D36E972-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}\

Under here, you will find a list of keys ranging from 0000 to 0025 (might be more or less)

Next, run through the 00xx keys until you find a String entry with the value of "sun_vboxnetadp"

Add a DWORD value to this key and name it "*NdisDeviceType" and give it a value of 1.

Be sure to include the star in *NdisDeviceType when creating the DWORD.

Reboot and you should be good to go.
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Re: Virtual Network adapter and Vista Firewall issue

Postby pacella » 14. Nov 2009, 08:31

How can I turn off my firewall to be able to use the features on Limewire? I want to turn my firewall off for this site only. Is that possible and even if I have to totally turn it off so I can use Limewire correctly, how do I even get to where my firewall is?
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Re: Virtual Network adapter and Vista Firewall issue

Postby Sasquatch » 14. Nov 2009, 19:28

pacella wrote:How can I turn off my firewall to be able to use the features on Limewire? I want to turn my firewall off for this site only. Is that possible and even if I have to totally turn it off so I can use Limewire correctly, how do I even get to where my firewall is?

That is off-topic and not in the scope of this forum. Please use google for the answer, or the LimeWire forums.
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Re: Virtual Network adapter and Vista Firewall issue

Postby Sasquatch » 5. May 2010, 20:27

This is getting nowhere and totally off-topic. We will not discuss software settings or the likes that can be run on the Host natively or found out with a simple matter of RTM.
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