I’m running Win7 64-bit on a Dell Optiplex 780, and have many Virtual Machines using the built-in VM support (VPC). I have a VM that I connect to a network using a USB-to-Ethernet adapter (Belkin USB 10/100 Ethernet Adapter) and everything works fine… with the exception I would like a faster link. That is why I bought the Gigabit Adapter. Even though I won’t enjoy the full 1000 Mb bandwidth, I should see about 1/2 of it. Unfortunately I’m unable to get the Gigabit Adapter to work in a VM (Win XP SP3 32-bit). This adapter does work on stand-alone XP and Win7 platforms, so I know the device is okay. Is there a work-around for this or is there a fix in the works or do I need to return the Gigabit Adapters I purchased and go buy the Belkin?
Symptoms are that the VM freezes. Other times I see the VM running VERY slow.