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Network adapters unknown after VBox installation

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by desirer91, Nov 4, 2010.

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  1. desirer91

    desirer91 Thread Starter

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    Help!
    Today I installed VBox on my Windows Vista (I know) because I need to to try some things out.
    Right after my installation was complete and perfectly running, on my host machine the Network Adapters are listed as "unknown" (my interface is in Italian, here they're listed under "sconosciuto" instead of "schede di rete".
    Moreover, if I try giving the "getmac" command, it says there's no network adapter.
    Then, I decided to try uninstalling the devices, but when I click on the "uninstall" command, a message saying something like "impossible to download the NET installation program. Try contacting the hardware vendor".
    I tried the system recover point, but that was useless too.
    I even cleaned the register, but it was useless.
    The funniest thing is: even though it says all this stuff, the wlan and the lan connection both works.
    The thing is I wanted to know my MAC address, but couldn't get it.
    What can I do now? Is formatting the only choice? Please, help!
    My wlan adapter is: Atheros AR5007EG and the lan is: Marvell Yukon 88E8055 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller.
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  2. etaf

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    a couple of ideas (Note I dont know vbox)
    try ipconfig /all from a command prompt - see if listed there - should be
    then if you make a note of the IP address, log into the router and see if you have a DHCP table and the MAC address maybe there
     
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