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ajaygarg 06-13-2012 01:10 AM

Wireless interface not visible On F17 guest, on a F14 host.
 
Hi all.

I have installed a F17 (Beta) in VirtualBox, on a F14 host.

No matter what VirtualBox settings I set in the "Network" section, I am not able to see the wireless interface on F17 (only wired interface).

Is this an expected bahaviour?


Thanks and Regards,
Ajay

evo2 06-13-2012 06:11 PM

Hi,

yes, this is as the expected. You should only see a virtual wired interface.

Evo2.

---------- Post added 2012-06-14 at 07:11 ----------

Hi,

yes, this is as the expected. You should only see a virtual wired interface.

Evo2.

John VV 06-14-2012 01:01 AM

I have installed a F17 (Beta)
the beta version is DEAD and will never be supported

you DO need to install the official fedora 17 release

also running fedora 14 is also not a good idea it has NOT had a security fix or update in 6 months and never will
fedora 15 also will become DEAD in a week or 2

ajaygarg 06-14-2012 01:24 AM

Thanks evo2.
I feel better :)


Just one more thing (at the risk of being-lazy-and-not-trying-out-myself) :

Is the same expected for the reverse case? That is, if I install a F14 (as a guest) on a F17 (as the host), will I still not see any wireless interface on the (guest) F14?



Thanks again.

Thanks and Regards,
Ajay

John VV 06-14-2012 01:30 AM

VM's do NOT see any wireless

TobiSGD 06-14-2012 02:36 AM

Just for clarification: As the name, virtual machine (VM), states, they emulate a complete PC, using virtual hardware. This includes really the complete PC, all parts, except the CPU. There is the possibility to pass through USB devices to a virtual machine, so that the guest OS can access those devices in a native way. The same function for PCI(e) is currently only experimental.
So in short: Regardless which OS you install into the VM, it will always see a virtual wired network interface.

ajaygarg 06-20-2012 09:50 AM

Thanks JohnVV and TobiSGD.

TobiSGD, one query :: :)

Isn't wired interface somehow on the same hardware architecture layer as the wireless PCI?
(Just curious :D )


Thanks and Regards,
Ajay

TobiSGD 06-20-2012 10:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ajaygarg (Post 4707752)
Isn't wired interface somehow on the same hardware architecture layer as the wireless PCI?

Sorry, I don't understand the question. Please elaborate what you want to know exactly.

evo2 06-20-2012 11:03 PM

Hi,
Quote:

Originally Posted by ajaygarg (Post 4707752)
Isn't wired interface somehow on the same hardware architecture layer as the wireless PCI?
(Just curious :D )

I think that maybe you are still missing the point. The operating system in the virtual machine does not see the real/host "physical" wired interface.
What it sees is an emulation of a wired device provided by the virtual machine.

If you run lspci in your guest and host OSs you should see *very* different things that will be corresponding to eth0 on the two OSs.

Evo2.


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