Virtualbox Question

Discussion in 'sandboxing & virtualization' started by KelvinW4, Jul 19, 2012.

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  1. KelvinW4

    KelvinW4 Registered Member

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    My current system has a internet speed of 54 mbps, but why does Virtualbox have a speed of 100mbps? Why is it possible to download things 2x the speed in the virtual machine?
     
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    Where are you getting the 100 Mbps number from? Is that measured Internet throughput?
     
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    KelvinW4 Registered Member

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    Yeah it is when you right click the internet thing.
     
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    What "internet thing"?

    I'm pretty sure that you're looking at the speed (bandwidth) of the VM's virtual NIC. If your host machine has a 100 Mbps physical NIC, VirtualBox will provide 100 Mbps virtual NICs. With 1 Gbps physical NIC(s), you'd get 1 Gbps virtual NICs.

    That's not your Internet bandwidth, but rather your VM's bandwidth on your LAN.
     
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    Yes, but my host supports 54 mbps NICs but my I see my VM support 100mbps NICs
     
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    mirimir Registered Member

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    I'm pretty sure that your host has 100 Mbps NIC(s). It's your Internet connection that's 54 Mbps. Or at least, I get that from what you've shared.
     
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