Section 21.6.2 of the handbook should be updated to reflect the USB support
issue of VirtualBox used on FreeBSD host operating system.
Apparently, FreeBSD is not one of the officially supported operating systems by
Oracle, hence their latest extension pack (VirtualBox 5.0.14 Oracle VM
VirtualBox Extension Pack), which can be downloaded from , is not available
for FreeBSD hosts.
This extension pack enables USB 2.0/3.0 communication ports to be enabled/used
in the guest operating system. Oracle's description for the extension pack is
"Support for USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 devices, VirtualBox RDP and PXE boot for Intel
Unfortunately, without this extension pack, FreeBSD host operating system
cannot pass the USB port to the guest OS. Even though the user follows the
steps given in Section 21.6.2 of FreeBSD Handbook, it is not possible to get
USB 2.0/3.0 working in the guest OS. There is a forum thread on the topic 
Bug report 207630 has been created for the issue. 
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