I recently set up Oracle Virtual Box for the first time. Prior to this, I was using Microsoft Virtual PC. I had some trouble getting virtual box to “see” my network adapters, and after a Google search, I tried a bunch of different things to fix it. So for anyone having the problem of seeing nothing in the “name” drop-down when you choose “Bridged Adapter” under the Networking option of Virtual Box, here’s what fixed it for me. I’ve pasted a screenshot of the problem below.
1. Uninstall Virtual Box
2. Open the Registry Editor
3. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Network\MaxNumFilters (If you can’t find this key in this location (I couldn’t) search for MaxNumFilters.)
4. Change this value to something greater than what it currently is. I changed mine to 14.
5. Re-boot your host PC
6. Re-Install Virtual Box