Nic card in a Virtual OS

Discussion in 'General Software' started by Boostage, Oct 6, 2008.

  1. Boostage

    Boostage Limp Gawd

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    I plan on using Vmware or Virtualbox. to run a guest OS for Torrenting 24/7. I am using this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833106123 anyway, currently over my 6meg Comcast connection I am getting as much as 750kb/sec with enough seeds. will the virtual NIC that gets emulated cut that down any? I know I wont get the full capabilities of the Host OS, but is that 750kb/sec possible in the guest?
     
  2. AMD_Gamer

    AMD_Gamer [H]ard as it Gets

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    yes it will just be sharing the bandwidth, if you are not downloading anything with the host OS then you would get pretty much full speed in the virtual OS
     
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    450 [H]ard as it Gets

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    Question: What is the benefit of using a VM for torrenting? What's wrong with running it in the host OS?
     
  4. Boostage

    Boostage Limp Gawd

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    for me its this.. I have a quad core rig and two monitors. I want to game exclusively on the host as to not introduce spyware/virus' etc. then websurf,download, IM on the second screen in a Virtual environment that way I can game and see whats going on without Alt tabbing out of my game.
     
  5. AMD_Gamer

    AMD_Gamer [H]ard as it Gets

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    maybe he wants to run something like torrentflux
     
  6. Boostage

    Boostage Limp Gawd

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    Ok the system is running and this inst accurate. I got between 750-900 kb/sec. in the host. I stopped it and continued the download in the Virtual OS. and it wouldnt go pass 39kb.. I stopped the virtual and went back to the Host and it immediatly went to 60..250.320 all the way up to 750kb. settings are the same in both OS's the client is Utorrent.
     
  7. jnex26

    jnex26 2[H]4U

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    Any warnings in Utorrents lower bar ?, also how much memeory/cores are you allocating ? what version of VMware are you running ?
     
  8. defektiv

    defektiv [H]Lite

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    If you had setup/modified the uTorrent settings on the host machine previously, did you copy the settings files over to the virtual?
     
  9. Boostage

    Boostage Limp Gawd

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    Its virtualbox and I allocated one core/768 Ram
     
  10. Boostage

    Boostage Limp Gawd

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    yes. same exact settings
     
  11. RavenD

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    Is vmware tools installed?
     
  12. Boostage

    Boostage Limp Gawd

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    its virtualbox and yes the tools are installed