VirtualBox, Realtek NIC, and VLANs?



  • I can't seem to make my system with the following configuration work with VLANs.

    Host
    OS: Windows 8.1 Pro
    NIC: 2x Realtek 8111E PCI-E GBE
    VM: VirtualBox 4.3.14

    Guest
    OS: PfSense 2.1.4
    Virtual NIC 1: Intel PRO/1000 MT Desktop 82540EM - Bridged to Realtek - em0
    Virtual NIC 2: Intel PRO/1000 MT Desktop 82540EM - Bridged to Realtek - em1

    When I have tagged packets they seem to get dropped. I'm using a workaround that's below which is more of a "band-aid" solution. But in doing so I can no longer have a untagged VLAN. Also, I'm severely limited to the number of VLANs I can create because I'm creating virtual adapters in Windows to bridge with PfSense.

    https://forum.pfsense.org/index.php?topic=80702.0



  • check this:

    The "Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller" NIC can be configured to not strip the vlan tags, by going to the Adapter Settings and setting "Priority & VLAN" to "Priority & VLAN disabled"


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