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Can I connect my host OS to LAN and guest OS to 3G dongle

hi,

i am wondering whether can i connect my host OS which is window 7 on LAN and then i have the ubuntu as a guest OS on virtual box to my 3G dongle? if yes, how.

thank you
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xmlmagicianCommented:
If it is some sort of VMware just plug it in the box when you have booted up the OS you want and then it should pick it up as a USB device. Let me know how it turns out
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FireW0lfCommented:
Yes you can. With VirtualBox/Hyper-V/Virtual PC/VMWare you can specify which USB devices are seen by the host, and which by the guest

So your internal NIC will be seen by the host automatically, and you simply select to move the USB 3G dongle over to your guest
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gagajaniceAuthor Commented:
hi FireW0lf,

how to specify which USB devices are seen by the host and which by the guest?
i am using oracle VM VirtualBox and my guest os is ubuntu 10.04

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gagajaniceAuthor Commented:
i would appreciate if you can provide me the steps. thank you
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FireW0lfCommented:
Install the Guest Additions in the VM, and enable USB support in the main menu on the host.

Also, make sure the drivers for your 3G dongle are installed on the host, since it needs them to recognise it and pass it through to the VM. Then of course you need to install the drivers on your VM too
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gagajaniceAuthor Commented:
may i know what do you mean by enable usb support in the main menu on the host?
my host is window 7.
i already install the guest addition.
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FireW0lfCommented:
Go to the VirtualBox main menu, Settings - you have USB Support and Extended USB Support - enable them
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