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Old 06-13-2012, 12:10 AM   #1
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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?


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Old 06-13-2012, 05:11 PM   #2
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Hi,

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

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Hi,

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

Evo2.
 
Old 06-14-2012, 12:01 AM   #3
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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
 
Old 06-14-2012, 12:24 AM   #4
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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.

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Old 06-14-2012, 12:30 AM   #5
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VM's do NOT see any wireless
 
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Old 06-14-2012, 01:36 AM   #6
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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.
 
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Old 06-20-2012, 08:50 AM   #7
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Thanks JohnVV and TobiSGD.

TobiSGD, one query ::

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


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Quote:
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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.
 
Old 06-20-2012, 10:03 PM   #9
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Hi,
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Originally Posted by ajaygarg View Post
Isn't wired interface somehow on the same hardware architecture layer as the wireless PCI?
(Just curious )
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.

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