Unable to connect to Internet via iPhone bluetooth tethering in a Vmware Guest OS.
Posted on 2011-03-06
I am currently studying for my Masters degree, part of which contains a CEH Certification and I travel 4 hours on a train daily which provides ample time for study.
I am using VMware Workstation on my laptop and I own an iPhone (3GS, Version 4.0 OS) which I tether to my laptop (Windows 7) via Bluetooth (can do USB) but I do not have iTunes installed.
I receive the internet via Bluetooth on the laptop fine, however the guests OS’s do not seem to be able to access the tethered connection (Guests can access Internet via a LAN connection using Bridged) and get to the internet, considering this is the first time I have done this I thought it best to ask if it can be done before spending a large amount of time on it.
Using the Virtual Network tool in VMware workstation I can see the Bluetooth Adapter which is connected to my iPhone and can successfully assign it to different virtual networks for the guest OS but I cannot connect to the internet still.
I would like to know how I can get Internet over the Bluetooth connect via the iPhone to my guest OS, I am hopeful it is something that I am overlooking due to lack of experience.
The guest OS's range from XP to Linux based Penetration testing Distros such as back track, SIFT and Live Hacking CD.
Thanks in Advance.