Network Bridge IP address conflict


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I have a wi-fi router with a dsl connection to the internet. I have 2 PCs.
1 PC has a wireless adapter and is connected fine to the internet. To save
on buying another wireless adapter, I have the other PC connected to the
first PC with an ethernet cable. The physical distances involved mean that
it's just not convenient to plug the 2nd PC directly into the router
(although when I do, that PC works fine).

So I have set up an network bridge in the 1st PC to bridge the LAN Ethernet
connection and the WiFi connection. Everything is configured to use DCHP and
DNS automatically. However, I now continually get a message on the 1st PC
saying "Windows System Error: There is an ip address conflict with another
system on the network". What do I need to do to correct this problem ? Have
tried quite a few things already, but without knowing how network bridges
work (in terms of assigned IP addresses), I can't try and track down the
fault a little more myself. Can anyone please provide a solution, or at
least explain to me how a Windows Network Bridge works, so I can help myself
some more ?

Many thanks
 
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Steve Winograd [MVP]

I have a wi-fi router with a dsl connection to the internet. I have 2 PCs.
1 PC has a wireless adapter and is connected fine to the internet. To save
on buying another wireless adapter, I have the other PC connected to the
first PC with an ethernet cable. The physical distances involved mean that
it's just not convenient to plug the 2nd PC directly into the router
(although when I do, that PC works fine).

So I have set up an network bridge in the 1st PC to bridge the LAN Ethernet
connection and the WiFi connection. Everything is configured to use DCHP and
DNS automatically. However, I now continually get a message on the 1st PC
saying "Windows System Error: There is an ip address conflict with another
system on the network". What do I need to do to correct this problem ? Have
tried quite a few things already, but without knowing how network bridges
work (in terms of assigned IP addresses), I can't try and track down the
fault a little more myself. Can anyone please provide a solution, or at
least explain to me how a Windows Network Bridge works, so I can help myself
some more ?

Many thanks
I've written a web page about the Network Bridge:

XP ICS - Network Bridge
http://www.practicallynetworked.com/sharing/xp_ics/networkbridge.htm

On the 1st PC, open a command prompt window (Start | Run | cmd) and
type this command to see that computer's IP address(es):

ipconfig /all

Then, do the same thing on the 2nd PC, compare the results, and look
for a duplicate.
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Best Wishes,
Steve Winograd, MS-MVP (Windows Networking)

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