Hello, I just purchased Plugable’s USB3-E1000 1G USB-to-RJ45 Ethernet adapter. My intent was to connect this to a Win7 VM to provide the VM a dedicated path to the network, rather than having the VM’s virtual NIC NAT or bridge through the host machines NIC. In essence this provides me “two real laptops in one” which is great for testing things like 802.1X authentication with one machine acting as a network client and using the other machine to watch the RADIUS authentication logs on the server side of things at the same time.
Upon trying to connect the USB-to-RJ45 to the Win7 VM, I get the following error message: The device “ASIX AX88179” was unable to connect to its ideal host controller. An attempt will be made to connect this device to the best available host controller. This might result in undefined behavior for this device.
I had read that this adapter was 1G, USB 3.0, and compatible with Win7/Mac. This was the “perfect combo” I was looking for when shopping for the adapter. It works great on the Mac (the host machine) but not on the Win7 VM. I really need this to work on the VM. Can anyone help me out? Thanks!