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Enabling USB Wi-Fi dongle adapter on VirtualBox VM

When we have Wi-Fi adapter in our PC, we may use it as a network interface of VM, but the VM will recognize it just as another wired interface. But there is possibility to connect an USB Wi-Fi dongle adapter and enable it to the VM. VM then will see dongle as native USB Wi-Fi adapter and it allows to work with WiFi networks natively.

For example, we have the TP-LINK Archer T2UH USB dongle, Windows 10 as base system, Lubuntu 19.04 as the virtual machine and VirtualBox 6.0.8.

Resizing a VirtualBox Linux VDI Disk under Windows Host – VBoxManage error – Resize hard disk operation for this format is not implemented yet!


Using my VirtualBox linux machines (KaliLinux in my case) together with applying a couple of updates brought a problem, where the VB machine starts run out of disk space and I'm not able to update neither extend the system. This could be an often problem once we are trying to save some host system hard disk space using a small initial size of virtual machine disk partitions (12GB here).

The disk file cmd (df) reports:

Upgrade on Virtualbox 4.3.4 – fail to start virtual machines – VT-x error


I'm using virtualbox to run couple of my virtual machines inside of the Windows 7 64bit. Two days ago I have upgraded my running Virtualbox software to new version 4.3.4. After upgrade I was not able to start and run any of my virtual machines (Win7 32it, Xubuntu, KaliLinux, Mint) which works fine inside of previous virtualbox version.
After start I have received window with message telling that VT-x is disabled inside of the BIOS. The log file I have found inside one of the machines telling the same: