Failed to attach USB Device Realtek 802.11 NIC to virtual machine

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Failed to attach USB Device Realtek 802.11 NIC to virtual machine

Postby carutherford82 » 17. Jun 2019, 16:24

Hello all. I have been trying to figure this out on my own for a few days but to no avail. I purchased a TL-WN722N V3 TP-Link Nic for use with an ethical hacking course and after several attempts to try to connect the device I have been getting the same error.
Failed to attach the USB device Realtek 802.11 NIC to the virtual machine.

Clicking on the error message gives me the following error details:
Failed to create a proxy device for the USB device. (Error: VERR_SHARING_VIOLATION).
Result Code: NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005)
Component: ConsoleWrap
Interface: IConsole{872da645-4a9b-1727-bee2-5585105b9eed}

VBoxManage list usbhost:
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Host USB Devices:

UUID:               b517a068-0da8-49ea-85ed-8fa25b98dedc
VendorId:           0x2357 (2357)
ProductId:          0x010c (010C)
Revision:           0.0 (0000)
Port:               1
USB version/speed:  0/High
Manufacturer:       Realtek
Product:            802.11n NIC
SerialNumber:       00E04C0001
Address:            p=0x010c;v=0x2357;s=0x0000019ac07d54be;l=0x14100000
Current State:      Busy

UUID:               46de2cc7-ab5d-4e69-9acd-825350512a2b
VendorId:           0x05ac (05AC)
ProductId:          0x8290 (8290)
Revision:           1.103 (01103)
Port:               3
USB version/speed:  0/Full
Manufacturer:       Broadcom Corp.
Product:            Bluetooth USB Host Controller
Address:            p=0x8290;v=0x05ac;s=0x00000001dfc64098;l=0x14300000
Current State:      Busy

UUID:               763e1b03-754b-401a-a2a8-4618a5815b94
VendorId:           0x05ac (05AC)
ProductId:          0x0274 (0274)
Revision:           6.36 (0636)
Port:               4
USB version/speed:  0/Full
Manufacturer:       Apple Inc.
Product:            Apple Internal Keyboard / Trackpad
SerialNumber:       D3H5414ZWX1GHMFAF2BS
Address:            p=0x0274;v=0x05ac;s=0x00000000923493b3;l=0x14400000
Current State:      Unavailable

VBoxManage list usbfilters:

Global USB Device Filters:


VBoxManage showvminfo Kali Linux:

Name:                        Kali Linux
Groups:                      /
Guest OS:                    Debian (64-bit)
UUID:                        da252c5e-43c5-42fb-94c2-6f0915749b96
Config file:                 /Users/Chad/VirtualBox VMs/Kali Linux/Kali Linux.vbox
Snapshot folder:             /Users/Chad/VirtualBox VMs/Kali Linux/Snapshots
Log folder:                  /Users/Chad/VirtualBox VMs/Kali Linux/Logs
Hardware UUID:               da252c5e-43c5-42fb-94c2-6f0915749b96
Memory size                  4096MB
Page Fusion:                 disabled
VRAM size:                   128MB
CPU exec cap:                100%
HPET:                        disabled
CPUProfile:                  host
Chipset:                     piix3
Firmware:                    BIOS
Number of CPUs:              4
PAE:                         enabled
Long Mode:                   enabled
Triple Fault Reset:          disabled
APIC:                        enabled
X2APIC:                      enabled
Nested VT-x/AMD-V:           disabled
CPUID Portability Level:     0
CPUID overrides:             None
Boot menu mode:              message and menu
Boot Device 1:               HardDisk
Boot Device 2:               DVD
Boot Device 3:               Not Assigned
Boot Device 4:               Not Assigned
ACPI:                        enabled
IOAPIC:                      enabled
BIOS APIC mode:              APIC
Time offset:                 0ms
RTC:                         UTC
Hardw. virt.ext:             enabled
Nested Paging:               enabled
Large Pages:                 enabled
VT-x VPID:                   enabled
VT-x unr. exec.:             enabled
Paravirt. Provider:          Default
Effective Paravirt. Prov.:   KVM
State:                       powered off (since 2019-06-17T13:12:48.000000000)
Monitor count:               1
3D Acceleration:             enabled
2D Video Acceleration:       disabled
Teleporter Enabled:          disabled
Teleporter Port:             0
Teleporter Address:         
Teleporter Password:         
Tracing Enabled:             disabled
Allow Tracing to Access VM:  disabled
Tracing Configuration:       
Autostart Enabled:           disabled
Autostart Delay:             0
Default Frontend:           
Storage Controller Name (0):            IDE
Storage Controller Type (0):            PIIX4
Storage Controller Instance Number (0): 0
Storage Controller Max Port Count (0):  2
Storage Controller Port Count (0):      2
Storage Controller Bootable (0):        on
Storage Controller Name (1):            SATA
Storage Controller Type (1):            IntelAhci
Storage Controller Instance Number (1): 0
Storage Controller Max Port Count (1):  30
Storage Controller Port Count (1):      1
Storage Controller Bootable (1):        on
IDE (1, 0): Empty
SATA (0, 0): /Users/Chad/VirtualBox VMs/Kali Linux/Kali-Linux-2019.2-vbox-amd64-disk001.vdi (UUID: 5f8b98ff-5e93-448a-b2e4-9b1f96372a0e)
NIC 1:                       MAC: 0800278903DB, Attachment: NAT Network 'NatNetwork', Cable connected: on, Trace: off (file: none), Type: 82540EM, Reported speed: 0 Mbps, Boot priority: 0, Promisc Policy: deny, Bandwidth group: none
NIC 2:                       disabled
NIC 3:                       disabled
NIC 4:                       disabled
NIC 5:                       disabled
NIC 6:                       disabled
NIC 7:                       disabled
NIC 8:                       disabled
Pointing Device:             USB Tablet
Keyboard Device:             PS/2 Keyboard
UART 1:                      disabled
UART 2:                      disabled
UART 3:                      disabled
UART 4:                      disabled
LPT 1:                       disabled
LPT 2:                       disabled
Audio:                       enabled (Driver: CoreAudio, Controller: HDA, Codec: STAC9221)
Audio playback:              disabled
Audio capture:               enabled
Clipboard Mode:              Bidirectional
Drag and drop Mode:          Bidirectional
VRDE:                        disabled
OHCI USB:                    enabled
EHCI USB:                    enabled
xHCI USB:                    disabled

USB Device Filters:

Index:                       0
Active:                      yes
Name:                        Realtek 802.11n NIC
Remote:                      0
Serial Number:               

Bandwidth groups:  <none>

Shared folders:<none>

Capturing:                   not active
Capture audio:               not active
Capture screens:             0
Capture file:                /Users/Chad/VirtualBox VMs/Kali Linux/Kali Linux.webm
Capture dimensions:          1024x768
Capture rate:                512kbps
Capture FPS:                 25kbps
Capture options:             
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Re: Failed to attach USB Device Realtek 802.11 NIC to virtual machine

Postby socratis » 18. Jun 2019, 14:25

SHARING_VIOLATION... Did you install any software on your Mac that works with that NIC? Is your Mac using it at the same time?

Please read the following thread: USB basics and troubleshooting, all of the posts. Especially "memorize" part 1.

If you still have a problem after reading through the whole thing, please follow the advice of the last post, #8: Asking for help and post the information requested. Except the "VBoxManage list usbhost" part of course...
If you obfuscate any information requested, I will obfuscate my response. These are virtual UUIDs, not real ones.
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