I mostly connect to my Linux distros to the internet via a USB iPhone tethered connection (MyWi app).

I have just installed an Windows XP guest OS via Virtualbox on Ubuntu 12.04.

How do I connect the guest OS to the internet via my tethered iPhone connection?


It depends on the network setup with your VM. If you just have a NAT connection everything should work out of the box.

If you have a bridged connection you must change the bridge device from your existing network card to the new Ethernet device created for the USB tethering; most likely the device will be usb0.

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    Just as you rightly pointed out, I have a bridge network so I chose a Bridge adapter and finally chose my tethered connection named eth1 – Mysterio May 16 '12 at 17:12
  • for ubuntu 16 the name is enp0s20u3 – Ferroao Jan 17 '18 at 14:06

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