[wishlist] Virtualized WiFi connection (wlan0) within VirtualBox

Asked by Christopher Forster on 2012-07-26

Hi, I'm not able to get a WiFi connection working within VirtualBox. I'm talking about a WiFi connections that is virtualized, access to a wlan0 device inside the Guest OS.

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ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: virtualbox 4.1.12-dfsg-2ubuntu0.1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-27.43-generic 3.2.21
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-27-generic i686
NonfreeKernelModules: wl
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu11
Architecture: i386
Date: Thu Jul 26 22:37:25 2012
ExecutablePath: /usr/lib/virtualbox/VBoxSVC
InstallationMedia: Lubuntu 12.04 "Precise Pangolin" - Release i386 (20120423)
SourcePackage: virtualbox
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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2012-07-26
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2013-08-22
shankao (shankao) said : #1

This is not a bug, but a question about how to expone a wireless connection to the Virtualbox guests.

shankao (shankao) said : #2

As far as I know, there's no way to do that, as VB exposes only ethernet connections to the guests. I tried to set a bridged type network connection right now from the wlan0 host, but it appears as an cable ethernet one in the guest.

Still, you can use an USB WIFI dongle to do it; check https://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=49097 for more info

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