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I have multiple network adapters but only one is actually connected.
I thus use @IPAddress1 in my scripts whereas @IPAddress2-4 return

But recently I've installed the VirtualBox emulator and it took over @IPAddress1 which means my real connection is now @IPAddress2.
Why is that? Is there a way to make AutoIt skip to @IPAddress2 if @IPAddress1 is used by an emulator?

In the attached screenshot it's temporarily disabled so I can revive my scripts which all already use @IPAddress1.

network adapters.png


Update: here's the solution.

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Try and look around in this post, you may find something useful. I'm not the type of person to deal with these, so I will just supply you with the link and maybe the guide will help you change or possibly explain how it works...

Tell me if you find anything. :)




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If you want the external IP address which is visible to other computers/servers, you can use the _GetIP function:



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TCPNameToIP(@ComputerName)  actually matches @IPAddress1 (the emulated one), not @IPAddress2 (the actual internal one), so it doesn't change anything.

_GetIP() is not relevant as I need the right internal address, not an external one.

So I've ended up successfully using the following code, which finds the first adapter which has a gateway, as it seems like emulated ones don't have gateways.

But I do wish @IPAddress1-4 would have just given priority to non emulated addresses over emulated ones.


Func _GetGateway()
    ; Based on:
    ; Rajesh V R
    ; v 1.0 01 June 2009

       ; use the adapter name as seen in the network connections dialog...
    Const $wbemFlagReturnImmediately = 0x10
    Const $wbemFlagForwardOnly = 0x20
    Local $colNICs="", $NIC, $strQuery, $objWMIService

    $strQuery = "SELECT * FROM Win32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration"
    $objWMIService = ObjGet("winmgmts:\\.\root\CIMV2")
    $colNICs = $objWMIService.ExecQuery($strQuery, "WQL", $wbemFlagReturnImmediately + $wbemFlagForwardOnly)

    Local $output[2]

    If IsObj($colNICs) Then
        For $NIC In $colNICs
            if isstring($NIC.DefaultIPGateway(0)) then
                $output[0] = $NIC.IPAddress(0)
                $output[1] = $NIC.DefaultIPGateway(0)
        SetError(-1, "No WMI Objects Found for class: Win32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration", "")
    Return $output


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Just now, supraaxdd said:

Did the site I sent at the beginning help in any way? I'm just curious :)

Oh sorry, not really, as it seems to be about internal settings within VirtualBox, which affect the guest virtual machines, not the host.

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