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What am I trying to do?
I am attempting to add a USB device to show up in Windows 7 in VirtualBox.
What is the problem and what have I done?
I've had to jump through a number of hoops to get this to work. In order for my software (Gearbox Installer) to work properly, I had download VirtualBox and used an ISO image of Windows 7 Professional (32-bit).
It took me until I could not add a USB port in the VirtualBox UI to realize that the software and hardware did not install properly (I did restart my computer after running the directions for installing this software). I followed all of these steps up until I reached the final step...
The checkboxes for "Enable USB Controller" and "Enable USB 2.0 (EHCI) Controller" are greyed out, "Enable USB Controller" is check marked by default, and no device appears upon clicking the USB+ sign.
Long story short...
I don't know if the software installed properly since I cannot add a USB port in VirtualBox. However, after plugging in the Toneport interface, the green light came on indicating it was operating properly.