Saturday, July 26, 2008
VirtualBox - XP NIC Driver problem
After installing VirtualBox on my laptop with Ubuntu 8.04 I ran into the problem were the virtual NIC on my XP machine did not have the proper drivers installed, and I was not able to update the driver using the standard Windows drivers.
The description for the device was “AMD PCNET Family PCI Ethernet Adapter”.
After doing a search on the net I found a couple of people having the same problem. Their solutions was to install either an Intel driver or an AMD:
The problems I had was that the AMD driver did no get recognized by the device, and the Intel driver did no recognize the device. That's when I stumbled on the “proper” device. You can download it here.
Install the executable on your virtual machine and then do a driver update on the network card under Device Manager. This should automatically recognize the device and give you network access.