Solved

Windows XP Mode - WLAN Issue

Posted on 2012-03-26
2
577 Views
Last Modified: 2016-11-23
Hi there,

I'm strugelling to add my WLAN adapter to the Windows XP Mode Virtual Machine.

My host machine is a Dell Latitude running Win7 64-bit.  The WLAN adapter is an Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 which has the latest drivers installed.

Within XPVM settings I've added 2 adapters:

1 - Shared Networking (NAT)
2 - Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205

Integration Features are set to Auto-Enable.

When I start the VM I get 2 physical connections within 'network connections' and if I look in Device Manager I have 2 of the following network adapters:

Intel 21140-Based PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter (Generic)

Within the host system I've even disabled the Virtual PC Network Filter Driver on the physical adapter and have enabled it on the WLAN adapter but it still doesn't work.

Any ideas?

Cheers, Andy
0
Comment
Question by:andrewprouse
2 Comments
 
LVL 87

Accepted Solution

by:
rindi earned 500 total points
ID: 37775336
This is normal in XP mode, it shows you the virtual adapter which the VM's Virtual Hardware provides you with, and that is the "Intel 21140-Based PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter (Generic)". This Virtual adapter then attaches to one or the other of your system's actual Adapter, whether that is a wireless or Ethernet adapter.

If for some reason you really need to see a WLAN adapter as a WLAN adapter within XP mode, you will have to use a USB WLAN adapter. Then you can use the Virtual PC Menu in XP mode with the "USB" option, select "Wireless/Bluetooth Device", and then "Attach". This will disable the device within Windows 7 itself and make it available inside XP mode exclusively, where you can then install it's drivers so it gets usable.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:andrewprouse
ID: 37775455
Thank you.  I do need it to appear within XP Mode as a WLAN adapter so I'll purchase a USB WLAN adapter and follow your instructions.

Many thanks, Andy
0

Featured Post

Better Security Awareness With Threat Intelligence

See how one of the leading financial services organizations uses Recorded Future as part of a holistic threat intelligence program to promote security awareness and proactively and efficiently identify threats.

Join & Write a Comment

The password reset disk is often mentioned as the best solution to deal with the lost Windows password problem. In Windows 2008, 7, Vista and XP, a password reset disk can be easily created. But besides Windows 7/Vista/XP, Windows Server 2008 and ot…
Technology opened people to different means of presenting information, but PowerPoint remains to be above competition. Know why PPT still works today.
Windows 8 comes with a dramatically different user interface known as Metro. Notably missing from the new interface is a Start button and Start Menu. Many users do not like it, much preferring the interface of earlier versions — Windows 7, Windows X…
The viewer will learn how to create a normally distributed random variable in Excel, use a normal distribution to simulate the return on an investment over a period of years, Create a Monte Carlo simulation using a normal random variable, and calcul…

706 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

19 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now