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timlab55

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I'm running Windows 11 Pro through Oracle VM VirtualBox which I have NEVER used before, So I'm kinda of hoping someone can point me in the right direction on this. I have 1 GB fiber optic connection, my network inbound is 1GB. But download speed on it (in Oracle) is down to 8.3mbs. What is the problem?
Thanks
Dan
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro Build by Timlab55
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Intel Core i9-11900K
    Motherboard
    ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. ROG STRIX Z590-E GAMING WIFI (LGA1200)
    Memory
    32.0GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel UHD Graphics 750 (ASUStek Computer Inc) 8176MB ATI Radeon RX 5500 XT (ASUStek Computer Inc)
    Sound Card
    N/A
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS VE278 (1920x1080@60Hz) VX3418-2KPC (2560x1080@60Hz) LEN C27-20 (1920x1080@75Hz)
    Hard Drives
    931GB SanDisk SSD PLUS 1000GB (SATA (SSD)) 34 °C
    476GB SanDisk SDSSDH3512G (SATA (SSD)) 29 °C
    3726GB Western Digital WDC WD4003FFBX-68MU3N0 (SATA ) 35 °C
    931GB Samsung SSD 980 PRO 1TB (Unknown (SSD))
    29GB Samsung Flash Drive FIT USB Device (USB )
    PSU
    Corsair 850W
Check the Virtual switch to see if it is a limiting factor, or if your base OS (I assume it's Windows 10) has it set to a metered connection, or something similar.

Also check the drivers for the virtual switch in Windows 11.

Report back and all of us here can work with you on figuring it out.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 23H2 Current build
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HomeBrew
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
    Motherboard
    MSI MEG X570 GODLIKE
    Memory
    4 * 32 GB - Corsair Vengeance 3600 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti XC3 ULTRA GAMING (12G-P5-3955-KR)
    Sound Card
    Realtek® ALC1220 Codec
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2x Eve Spectrum ES07D03 4K Gaming Monitor (Matte) | Eve Spectrum ES07DC9 4K Gaming Monitor (Glossy)
    Screen Resolution
    3x 3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    3x Samsung 980 Pro NVMe PCIe 4 M.2 2 TB SSD (MZ-V8P2T0B/AM) } 3x Sabrent Rocket NVMe 4.0 1 TB SSD (USB)
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling’s Silencer Series 1050 Watt, 80 Plus Platinum
    Case
    Fractal Design Define 7 XL Dark ATX Full Tower Case
    Cooling
    Arctic Liquid Freezer III 420 RGB + Air 3x 140mm case fans (pull front) + 1x 120 mm (push back) and 1 x 120 mm (pull bottom)
    Keyboard
    SteelSeries Apex Pro Wired Gaming Keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3S | MX Master 3 for Business
    Internet Speed
    AT&T LightSpeed Gigabit Duplex Ftth
    Browser
    Nightly (default) + Firefox (stable), Chrome, Edge , Arc
    Antivirus
    Defender + MB 5 Beta
  • Operating System
    ChromeOS Flex Dev Channel (current)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Latitude E5470
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6300U CPU @ 2.40GHz, 2501 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
    Motherboard
    Dell
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel(R) HD Graphics 520
    Sound Card
    Intel(R) HD Graphics 520 + RealTek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell laptop display 15"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 * 1080
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba 128GB M.2 22300 drive
    INTEL Cherryville 520 Series SSDSC2CW180A 180 GB SATA III SSD
    PSU
    Dell
    Case
    Dell
    Cooling
    Dell
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3S (shared w. Sys 1) | Dell TouchPad
    Keyboard
    Dell
    Internet Speed
    AT&T LightSpeed Gigabit Duplex Ftth
I'm sorry, but I have no clue what your talking about "Virtual Switches". I have seen where it that Windows 10 has as "None Meter", and I believe Oracle has the same. Can you help me look for them and then I can report back.
Thanks
Dan
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro Build by Timlab55
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Intel Core i9-11900K
    Motherboard
    ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. ROG STRIX Z590-E GAMING WIFI (LGA1200)
    Memory
    32.0GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel UHD Graphics 750 (ASUStek Computer Inc) 8176MB ATI Radeon RX 5500 XT (ASUStek Computer Inc)
    Sound Card
    N/A
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS VE278 (1920x1080@60Hz) VX3418-2KPC (2560x1080@60Hz) LEN C27-20 (1920x1080@75Hz)
    Hard Drives
    931GB SanDisk SSD PLUS 1000GB (SATA (SSD)) 34 °C
    476GB SanDisk SDSSDH3512G (SATA (SSD)) 29 °C
    3726GB Western Digital WDC WD4003FFBX-68MU3N0 (SATA ) 35 °C
    931GB Samsung SSD 980 PRO 1TB (Unknown (SSD))
    29GB Samsung Flash Drive FIT USB Device (USB )
    PSU
    Corsair 850W

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home(Release Preview) - 24H2 - 26100.1150
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Banana Junior 5600- G Series
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
    Motherboard
    Asus ROG Strix B550-F
    Memory
    G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 64GB 4x16
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X
    Monitor(s) Displays
    28" ASUS VP28U
    Screen Resolution
    4K
    Hard Drives
    Primary SAMSUNG 970 EVO Plus
    PSU
    EVGA BQ 700w 80+ Bronze
    Case
    Zalman i3 NEO
    Cooling
    ARCTIC Freezer 7 X
    Keyboard
    Corsair
    Mouse
    Amazon Generic with Cord
    Internet Speed
    Download: 295.11 mbps Upload: 65.35 mbps T-Mobile Internet
    Browser
    Firefox and Edge
    Antivirus
    MS - Defender
    Other Info
    Speakers: Klipsch ProMedia 2.1
I'm running Windows 11 Pro through Oracle VM VirtualBox which I have NEVER used before, So I'm kinda of hoping someone can point me in the right direction on this. I have 1 GB fiber optic connection, my network inbound is 1GB. But download speed on it (in Oracle) is down to 8.3mbs. What is the problem?
Thanks
Dan
Details might result in better help. What version of VirtualBox? What host OS? How'd you determine the download speed? Are you certain that it's not a transient problem?

You should first install Guest Additons on the the win11 guest. Next, if you took all of the defaults when the guest was set up, you'll end up with a very slow VM. Look at the settings panel for the guest and make sure you have at least 2 CPUs and at least 4 GB of memory. The default networking setup (NAT) is probably ok.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7/10/11, Fedora 40
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo W530
    CPU
    i7-3720QM @ 2.60Ghz
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics 4000, NVIDIA Quadro K2000M
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 860 EVO 1TB
A person who can read my mind, as I have 3 CPU's and 16 GB of memory loaded in. And yes I did use the default networking setup (NAT). I found an article about this Week in Geek: The Fixing Slow Internet in VirtualBox XP Guest Edition and it seems like the only one I can use is NAT. I could be wrong.
But I always love to learned, so lead the way on getting my VM up to speed.
Thanks
Dan
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro Build by Timlab55
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Intel Core i9-11900K
    Motherboard
    ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. ROG STRIX Z590-E GAMING WIFI (LGA1200)
    Memory
    32.0GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel UHD Graphics 750 (ASUStek Computer Inc) 8176MB ATI Radeon RX 5500 XT (ASUStek Computer Inc)
    Sound Card
    N/A
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS VE278 (1920x1080@60Hz) VX3418-2KPC (2560x1080@60Hz) LEN C27-20 (1920x1080@75Hz)
    Hard Drives
    931GB SanDisk SSD PLUS 1000GB (SATA (SSD)) 34 °C
    476GB SanDisk SDSSDH3512G (SATA (SSD)) 29 °C
    3726GB Western Digital WDC WD4003FFBX-68MU3N0 (SATA ) 35 °C
    931GB Samsung SSD 980 PRO 1TB (Unknown (SSD))
    29GB Samsung Flash Drive FIT USB Device (USB )
    PSU
    Corsair 850W
If you make your guest setup look like the following, you may have better luck. You can adjust the number of CPUs and memory, but I recommend that you not go below 2 CPUs and 4 GB if you want usable performance. There are several other deviations from the defaults. On the Motherboard tab in the System settings, I'm using EFI rather than the default BIOS setup (if you change this, you'll need to re-install). In the Screen tab of the Display settings, Enable 3D Acceleration is checked and the video memory slider has been increased to the max (3D is required for rounded window corners in the guest). The Network settings use the default NAT. Finally, the last image shows the guest's download speed, which is roughly 10% slower than the host. A bridged network adapter would be a little faster, but that's more advanced.


settings-1.png

settings-3.pngsettings-4.pngsettings-5.png
settings-6.pngspeed.png
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7/10/11, Fedora 40
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo W530
    CPU
    i7-3720QM @ 2.60Ghz
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics 4000, NVIDIA Quadro K2000M
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 860 EVO 1TB

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