My network interfaces are showing different names to others that I have seen and I believe it may be causing an issue when setting up a virtual box.

Isn't Airport the other name for the Wifi? This shows it as the ethernet port.

Has anyone seen this issue before? I think it may have happened because I installed Android File Transfer or plugged in my Galaxy S4.

Mac network settings

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Are you sure someone isn't playing a joke on you?

Just rename the service. Click the ⚙ icon...

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Then rename the server. You can call "Thunderbolt Ethernet" something like "Wi-Fi", "Yo Mama" or anything you wish. You'll also want to change the name of the inactive "Wi-Fi" entry to "Thunderbolt Ethernet". Your software seems to have switched the interface names.

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  • This is spot on. I've seen this happen many, many, times. You can either rename the interface or remove them and re-add them. – Mr Rabbit Jul 10 '14 at 14:06

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