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I am new to Ubuntu. I have a wimax connection(UH-235). I connect the device through USB. The connection must be DHCP(assigned by the service provider). Problem is, the driver+connection manager software is only available for Windows and the source are closed. So I couldn't find any way to connect to internet from Ubuntu. So I setup Windows-7 in vmware-workstation and now I can connect to internet from my guest PC(Windows-7). Is there any possible way to share the connection of guest-Windows7 internet connection to my host (Ubuntu)??

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Get a loopback ethernet connector, use bridged networking, and set up ICS on the windows vm. I don't have a copy of vmware, so I can't post a detailed walkthrough, but those are the broad strokes. – RobotHumans Apr 28 '12 at 21:37
Sorry for my ignorance. What is loopback ethernet connector?? – Obscure Apr 28 '12 at 21:49
this is a loopback ethernet connector:… – RobotHumans Apr 28 '12 at 21:51
@aking1012 : I couldn't able to collect any loopback ethernet connector. Is there any other way you know? – Obscure Apr 30 '12 at 4:55
not that i'm aware of – RobotHumans Apr 30 '12 at 5:11

Following Configuration worked for me to communicate with virtual guests installed in Virtual Box using an Ethernet loop-back plug (

First Edit /etc/network/interfaces and add following lines to that

auto lo iface lo inet loopback

auto br0 iface br0 inet static address
network netmask broadcast gateway bridge_ports eth0 bridge_fd 9 bridge_hello 2 bridge_maxage 12 bridge_stp off

restart network /etc/init.d/networking restart

it seems STP is on in ubuntu bydefault thats the reason Loopback plug not working without the configuration.

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Sorry I tried but didn't work for me. :( – Obscure Oct 20 '12 at 4:06

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