[SOLVED] Windows 10 LAN network adapter not installed with Guest Additions

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[SOLVED] Windows 10 LAN network adapter not installed with Guest Additions

Postby Classicpall » 15. Jul 2017, 13:28

I have a problem with network on Windows 10. The network driver is not installed. I have tried to install Guest Additions and Windows 10 multiple times without any luck. I also have Extensions installed. What confuses me is that network driver is installed and working on another vm with Windows Server 2016 64-bit.

EDIT: thanks to WeblionX on IRC who helped me with this. I changed the adapter hardware PCnet-FAST III to intel 1000 in Virtualbox and it worked, i know now that Additions doesnt install any driver for network.

Debug information in attachment

Host information:

- Virtualbox version: 5.1.22 r115126 (Qt5.6.2)
- Virtualbox Extensions: 5.1.22 r115126
- Network driver version: Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller 10.18.526.2017
- Chipset: RTL8168

Guest information:

- Guest Additions: 5.1.22
- OS: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 1703 build: 15360.0
- Network adapter hardware: PCI bus 0, device 3, function 0
PCI\VEN_1022&DEV_2000&SUBSYS_20001022&REV_40


General
Name: Windows 10 Pro Client1
OS-type: Windows 10 (64-bit)

VM settings:

System
Memory: 4096 MB
Processors: 4
CPU-limit: 100
Boot sequence: Diskette, Optical, Hard disk
VT-x/AMD-V: Enabled
Nested Paging: Enabled
Paravirtualisation-interface: Standard

Graphicscard
Videomemory: 256 MB
3D-acceleration: Enabled
2D-Graphic acceleration: Enabled
Remote Desktop Server: Disabled

Opslag
Controller: IDE
IDE Primary Master: Windows 10 Pro Client1.vdi (Normal, 70,42 GB)
IDE tweede Master (Optical drive): VBoxGuestAdditions.iso (56,69 MB)

Audio
Hostdriver: Windows DirectSound
Controller: SoundBlaster 16

Network
Adapter 1: PCnet-FAST III (NAT-netwerk, 'NatNetwork')



Log file for Guest Additions:
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(1) 0 - ENTER:  DriverPackageInstallW
(1) 0 - Installing INF file 'C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox Guest Additions\VBoxGuest.inf' (Plug and Play).
(1) 0 - Looking for Model Section [VBoxGuest.NTamd64]...
(1) 0 - Installing devices with Id "PCI\VEN_80EE&DEV_CAFE&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_00" using INF "C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\vboxguest.inf_amd64_0019d40a90ecfac3\VBoxGuest.inf".
(1) 0 - ENTER UpdateDriverForPlugAndPlayDevices...
(0) 0 - RETURN UpdateDriverForPlugAndPlayDevices.
(1) 0 - Installation was successful.
(0) 0 - Install completed
(1) 0 - RETURN: DriverPackageInstallW  (0x0)
(1) 0 - ENTER:  DriverPackageInstallW
(1) 0 - Installing INF file 'C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox Guest Additions\VBoxVideoW8.inf' (Plug and Play).
(1) 0 - Looking for Model Section [Model.NTamd64.6.2]...
(1) 0 - Installing devices with Id "PCI\VEN_80EE&DEV_BEEF&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_00" using INF "C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\vboxvideow8.inf_amd64_52480165f3e851b9\VBoxVideoW8.inf".
(1) 0 - ENTER UpdateDriverForPlugAndPlayDevices...
(0) 0 - RETURN UpdateDriverForPlugAndPlayDevices.
(1) 0 - Installation was successful.
(0) 0 - Install completed
(1) 0 - RETURN: DriverPackageInstallW  (0x0)
Attachments
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Debug log information
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Re: [SOLVED] Windows 10 LAN network adapter not installed with Guest Additions

Postby BillG » 16. Jul 2017, 01:17

The real question here is why was the network adapter set to PCNet-Fast in a Windows 10 vm? It certainly would not happen by default.
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Re: [SOLVED] Windows 10 LAN network adapter not installed with Guest Additions

Postby mpack » 16. Jul 2017, 10:35

Classicpall wrote:I have a problem with network on Windows 10. The network driver is not installed.

Network drivers are never installed. The VirtualBox default template for the selected guest OS includes a NIC type which that guest OS already has native drivers for.

The Guest Additions have nothing to do with networking. They mainly provide improved graphics performance, mouse pointer integration, and a form of simple shared folders that don't need a network.
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