My desktop is running windows 7 home premium x64 (host). I have the latest version of Virtualbox and have setup the latest version of Whonix gateway 8.1 which is up-to-date. I want to use Whonix gateway as a means of setting up a isolation proxying with the host accessing the internet via the Whonix gateway VM (gateway).
The generic instructions on the Whonix site https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Other_Operating_Systems. I have followed the instructions but neither the gateway nor the host are able to connect to the network.
I found that it would make more sense to use VirtualBox bridge interface, than the internal interface. Research indicated that the host would not be able to this network. Practically if this is enabled the gateway is not able to access the network. This would make sense as it is trying to access the network via windows which is trying to access via VirtualBox. I've found that if I set one of the networks to bridged then the gateway is able to connect. I have not been successful in getting the host to connect through the gateway. I've setup static IP addresses for both the host and the 2 whonix bridges. Windows either complains that it cannot access the DNS server or that I should enable DHCP, which would bipass whonix and defeat the point of installing it.
Does anybody have any advice about how I can proceed with this setup?