[Ilugc] Can Guest OS accessing Host WiFi Card Directly ?

Arun Khan knura9 at gmail.com
Mon Jul 16 19:31:03 IST 2012

On Sun, Jul 15, 2012 at 6:54 PM, Balasubramaniam Natarajan
<bala150985 at gmail.com> wrote:
> In VirutalBox my Host OS is Ubuntu and my Guest OS is also Ubuntu.
> Host OS is connected through Wired LAN to a router.  Can my Guest use the
> wireless adaptor which is currently no being using in my host to connect to
> the outside world ?
> When I searched the net many says it cannot be done and to use a USB
> Wireless Dongle for the Guest OS, However some of the geeks here may have
> attempted something like this.

Bridging through the network interface of the Host OS, is the most
common case for the Guest OS to connect to the 'net (when you want the
Guest OS to be visible w/o NAT)

In VirtualBox, you can bridge a Guest OS with the Host OS WiFi
interface where in the Host OS acts as the wpa supplicant and the
auth. is done by the Host OS.   The Guest OS still sees an ethernet
iface card - the bridging is done at the Host OS level.

Is this what you are trying to accomplish?

Arun Khan
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