I have an option of a very cheap internet service over GPRS/EDGE (much cheaper than any other option here, with a reasonable quality). The true problem is that the provider supports only MS Windows.
My current plan is to:
- Install Windows into a Oracle Virtual Box.
- Run the GPRS USB modem from there.
- Tunnel the connection to the LAN port of the Pi and to my home WiFi router.
The choice of Raspberry Pi for this is due to its extremly low power consumption.
The question is: Are there any steps in this plan that would not work? I'm especially not sure about the possiblity to install and run Windows in the Virtual Box on this device, since it is not a Win-compatible device itself.