(Solved) How can I enable Wi-Fi on guest Android in VirtualBox on Mint on a PC?

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(Solved) How can I enable Wi-Fi on guest Android in VirtualBox on Mint on a PC?

Post by Matthew_Wai » Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:37 am

I have installed guest Android-x86 in VirtualBox on Linux Mint and installed an Android application “myTV SUPER” via Google Play. When I run myTV SUPER, it says “You have turned off mobile data and Wi-Fi, please switch them on and restart myTV SUPER”. However, Wi-Fi cannot be enabled because I am using a PC without Wi-Fi.
How can the problem be solved? Is there a workaround?

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Re: How can I enable Wi-Fi on guest Android in VirtualBox on Mint on a PC?

Post by absque fenestris » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:53 pm

Just to be a little malicious: Ask Google!
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Re: How can I enable Wi-Fi on guest Android in VirtualBox on Mint on a PC?

Post by jimallyn » Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:21 am

Ordinarily, the only internet access you have in VirtualBox is the access VB gives you to your host network connection via the fake network card. There's probably some way to get around that, but I'm not sure what it would be. You can enable many USB devices in VB, maybe you can use a USB wifi dongle, and set VB up to give you access to that?
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Re: How can I enable Wi-Fi on guest Android in VirtualBox on Mint on a PC?

Post by Matthew_Wai » Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:25 pm

Problem solved. I no longer need to enable Wi-Fi because I don't need the Android application “myTV SUPER” anymore. I can directly watch the videos on the "myTV SUPER" website on guest Windows.
For details, see: viewtopic.php?f=231&t=285424#p1579140
I replaced Windows 10 with Linux Mint on January 1, 2019.

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