VirtualBox – WiFi Limited Access

Yesterday I tried connecting to a new WiFi network. ??I entered the password and connected to the router fine. ??But I got this message:

Limited Access
IPv4 Connectivity: No network access
IPv6 Connectivity: No network access
Media State: Enabled

This is because the wireless connection doesn't have a valid IP configuration. ??Luckily this was on my new laptop (HP dm4t) and I hadn't done much to it, which allowed me to easily narrow the possible culprits down to VirtualBox. ??It turned out that the VirtualBox Host-Only Network had priority, not allowing my WiFi connection to get the correct IP. ??

The solution:??
  • disable the VirtualBox Host-Only Network
  • restart
  • connect to the WiFi network
  • reenable the VirtualBox Host-Only Network
  • restart
Voila! ??Everything's back to normal.
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