help with network bridging.


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downtozero

Okay I have a Dlink DSL-604T
In my sons room he has his pc that connects to the router via wireless NIC.
He then can browse the internet.

I have installed a second NIC card into his pc and ran a cable from his pc
to his xbox.

What I would like to do is keep his computer connected to the internet, but
bridge the NIC and the wireless NIC in his computer so that the xbox can get
on the network.

any help would be great

I have told the computer to bridge the two connections, but it doesn't
assign an ip address to the bridge and when I manually put an ip address in I
can ping the xbox but not the router.

thanks.
 
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Steve Winograd [MVP]

Okay I have a Dlink DSL-604T
In my sons room he has his pc that connects to the router via wireless NIC.
He then can browse the internet.

I have installed a second NIC card into his pc and ran a cable from his pc
to his xbox.

What I would like to do is keep his computer connected to the internet, but
bridge the NIC and the wireless NIC in his computer so that the xbox can get
on the network.

any help would be great

I have told the computer to bridge the two connections, but it doesn't
assign an ip address to the bridge and when I manually put an ip address in I
can ping the xbox but not the router.

thanks.

Some network adapters don't support network bridging. The steps shown
here might help:

Bridge May Not Work With a Non-Promiscuous Mode Network Adapter
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/302348/en-us

If that doesn't work, remove the network bridge and configure your
son's PC to share its Internet connection with the Xbox by enabling
Internet Connection Sharing on the wireless connection. ICS uses IP
addresses in the range 192.168.0.x. If your router also uses that
range, you'll have to configure the router to use another range, such
as 192.168.1.x.
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James Egan

I have told the computer to bridge the two connections, but it doesn't
assign an ip address to the bridge and when I manually put an ip address in I
can ping the xbox but not the router.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb457038.aspx

If you can't get bridging to work, you can achieve the same result by
routing but it's more complicated to configure.

Use static ip addresses on the PC and xbox and enable routing in the
pc's registry as follows

System Key:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters]
Value Name: IPEnableRouter
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value Data: (0 = disabled, 1 = enabled)

Put NIC2 and the Xbox on a different subnet with NIC2's ip address as
the xbox's default gateway.

Add a static route to the router to send traffic for the xbox subnet
via NIC1's ip address

On all equipment which has been changed from dhcp to static ip's you
will have to set the default gateway and nameserver information
manually. As far as the pc is concerned this will be the ip address of
the router in both cases.


Jim.
 

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