Saturday, August 31, 2013

VirtualBox paravirtualized network adapter driver

From VirtualBox manual, paravirtualized network adapter provides the best performance. To get this interface from working within VirtualBox, you need to download the drivers separately/manually. Note that Windows driver online update utility does not have it as well.

Since driver is open source it can be found in few locations. A good source is from Red Hat, download it from this location http://alt.fedoraproject.org/pub/alt/virtio-win/latest/images/. Download virtio-win*.iso, mount it and install driver for your OS.

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