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I mostly connect to the internet via a USB iPhone tethered connection (MyWi app). I have just installed Windows XP guest OS via Virtualbox. How do I connect the guest OS to the internet via my tethered iPhone connection? Thanks in advance.

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A simple way is to use a bridge network.

  • Simply select Network tab under the guest OS Settings.

  • Select Adapter 1 tab and check the Enable Network Adapter box

  • Select Bridge Adapter under Attached to:

  • Finally under Name select the preferred method of connection. For example my wired tethered internet connection is labelled eth1

Guest OS XP connecting to the internet via iPhone tethering

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