wlan/wifi/wireless/Broadcom not detected on CentOS6.8 guest(Oracle VM virtualbox)

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KavithaNM
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wlan/wifi/wireless/Broadcom not detected on CentOS6.8 guest(Oracle VM virtualbox)

Post by KavithaNM » 2017/06/04 08:19:22

Hi,
wlan/wifi/wireless/Broadcom not detected on CentOS6.8 guest(Oracle VM virtualbox)

Details:
Host: Windows 10(HP Pavilion laptop),Wifi running fine and working on Windows10
Wifi :Broadcom BCM43142 802.11 bgn Wi-Fi Adapter (with D-LINK router)
Guest: CentOS 6.8 64 bit minimal(on Oracle virtual box )-wifi not detected

I have tried lot of things from the internet with NO LUCK!
$iwconfig ( no wireless extensions)
$lspci(doesnt show Broadcom)

Tried these on Virtualbox with NO SUCCESS:
1.Settings: Network:Adapter2 : Intel*desktop(Bridged Adapter, Broadcom BCM43142 802.11 bgn Wi-Fi Adapter)-doesnt work
2.Settings: USB: USB device Filters:Broadcom Corp. BCM43142A0 Bluetooth device(err: Failed to atatch USB device;is busy with previous request 0

Kindly help ASAP!
Regards,Kavitha

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Re: wlan/wifi/wireless/Broadcom not detected on CentOS6.8 guest(Oracle VM virtualbox)

Post by TrevorH » 2017/06/04 12:46:29

If you're not dedicating the wireless card to your VM then it doesn't want to use a wireless connection at all - that part is all handled by the host. Just bridge the connection and assign a virtual wired adapter to your guest and it will just talk via the wireless connection on the host.

And yum update - 6.8 is out of date, 6.9 is current and has been for months.
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