> Running VBox 4.0.6 PUEL, WinXP guest on Mandriva 2010.2 host on
> When in the UK, there is no problem with the laptop WinXP guest
> accessing the internet wirelessly via Bridged.
> However, here in France, using the same laptop, connecting to a
> hotel's WiFi signal, although Linux itself has no problem with
> email, newsgroup, or browser access to the internet, the WinXP
> VBox VDI fails to connect to the internet. (E.g. ping
> http://www.bbc.co.uk fails, and Firefox cannot reach that site (although
> Linux's Fiorefox has no problem), also another app fails to
> N.B. To acquire the hotel's WiFi signal, I have to start
> Firefox, which then shows a hotel window requesting I hit
> 'Connect', after which I have internet access.
> Can anyone suggest what needs changing here, please?
> Many thanks!
Obvious answer: hotspot works via mac address and of course will only
allow the mac address of your main machine through, change to nat whilst
using the wifi?