I am using VirtualBox v4.3.30 rc10 running the Cumulus VX image. I see that NIC1 (eth0) is a virtio-net type. I'm attempting to do a 100MB file transfer, using wget, from a local web server. I see that this takes about 5minutes (very slow). When I do the same wget from my MacOS to the same web server it takes about 5 seconds.
I am wondering if there is a way to improve the speed of NIC1. I did try changing the NIC 1 type to the various other options, like Intel PRO/1000, but when I did this the eth0 link does not come up. I also googled around on this topic, but did not find anything that I could do within the bounds of using the Cumulus VX image.
Any help, suggestions would be appreciated.