I'll ask my question first, then give details about where I am coming from:
Is it possible to use host only, then have host (Ubuntu) act as a proxy to provide internet access to the guest (Windows)? If so, how?
I am trying to get the right combination of networking for my VirtualBox Windows client VM (Windows 7). My host is Wbuntu 10.10 (Maverick).
I believe I understand the basic network options (please correct me if I am incorrect):
NAT - Host can't communicate with guest but guest has access to all host's adapters
Host only - Separate adapter but guest has no net access
Bridged - bridge an adapter in the host with the virtual adapter to give the host access to the host adapter
I am trying to give my win guest internet access, but also access the host in a separate network.
Bridged only works when the host is connected to the internet (this is a laptop) so when it's not connected the network is down.
Thanks I appreciate your help.