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Old 03-18-2016, 02:47 AM   #1
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How to connect my network from virtualbox?

My host os is debian8 ,virtualbox 5 was installed on it,there is a debian8 too installed on my virtualbox.
The network configuration is /etc/network/interfaces in host machine.
auto wlan0
iface wlan0 inet manual
wpa-driver nl80211
wpa-roam /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf
iface default inet static 
How to set the debian8 in my virtualbox to connect my home network?
For the debian8 in the virtualbox,
It is no use to set the /etc/network/interfaces as following.
auto eth0
iface lo inet loopback
iface eth0 inet static
And it is no use to set it as following too.
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback
auto eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp
How to set the confi file to make debian8 in the virtualbox to connect my home network?
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Old 03-18-2016, 05:19 AM   #2
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Shut down debian and add a new adapter (ex. Adapter 2 tab) and choose host only adapter. Configure the adapter to use as a dhcp server. This would normally create a network starting with 192.168.x.x. Start debian and reload network interfaces. You should be able to ping debian 192.168.x.x from your host.
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why not NAT?
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My recommendation is to make sure the network interface for the VM is set to "Bridged Adapter" in Virtualbox. And if that's already the case, then open the "advanced" options and click the button to come up with a new MAC address. You should be able to statically configure the IP or use DHCP as long as the network is in bridging mode.
Old 03-18-2016, 08:56 PM   #5
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I have set NAT and click cable connected ,reboot ,connect to my network.
The ip address can't be set to be static.

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If you want to connect your VM to your home network so that it can communicate with other machines in the network (including the host machine), in the VM "network" settings, choose a "bridged" adapter.

In the network settings dialog, when you select "bridged," there will be a collapsed dialog for "Advanced." When you click to expand that, you may see several choices for the "Adapter Type." Usually, VirtualBox defaults to the correct choice, but occasionally you need to try the other available choices to find the correct one.

A "host only" network creates a network within the host machine. If you have two VMs set on "host only," they can see each other, but they cannot see the host network or the big wide world. The virtual network exits only within the host.

Here's some more information:

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