On my laptop, I'm running Ubuntu 9.10 under WinXP using VirtualBox 3.1.2. I want a setup where:
- The guest can freely access the internet.
- The host can access the guest files via Samba.
- The setup must work whether or not my ethernet/wifi ports are connected.
Is it possible?
#1 works with NAT and bridged networking.
#2 works with bridged and host-only networking.
Bridge-based setup doesn't work if relevant physical port is not connected. At the office, the laptop is connected to wifi or ethernet. At home, wifi only.
Is there a workaround? Am I missing anything? I hope I'm making my question clear.