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    Wireless USB problem in Ubuntu with VirtualBox vm

    Hello Ubuntu Forum,

    Does anyone know how to get TP-Link TL-WN722N wireless USB adaptor working in Ubuntu with VirtualBox as the virtual machine running Ubuntu?

    This adapter works fine in Ubuntu when using VMware as the virtual machine, but fails to work when using VirtualBox. Any suggestions?

    When I do a lsusb i get this:

    :~$ lsusb
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 002: ID 80ee:0021 VirtualBox USB Tablet
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0cf3:9271 Atheros Communications, Inc. AR9271 802.11n
    but when I do a ifconfig, wlan0 wont show up.

    Doing an ifconfig wlan0 up shows this:

    :~$ ifconfig wlan0 up
    wlan0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
    and a iwconfig:

    :~$ iwconfig
    lo        no wireless extensions.
    eth0      no wireless extensions.

    Computer Set-up Info
    Virtual machine: VirtualBox 4.2.6
    Guest OS: Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS
    Host OS: Mac OS X 10.8.2
    USB Wireless Adaptor: TP-Link TL-WN722N

    Thank you
    Last edited by uusr1; January 10th, 2013 at 08:37 AM.

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