wireless on the network bridge problem


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ivan.delic

I have a problem with wireless over the network bridge. Story goes
here...
There are 2 laptops (Win XP pro) I want to connect with LAN patch cable
in two different rooms... One laptop I need for wireless connection to
the ADSL router. And of couse, I want to share internet connection to
other. The other laptop cannot access wireles, because it's to far.
Also wireless is the only way to connect to ADSL router.
So, this laptop connects to the wireless fine, everything is working
ok. But when I create network bridge on that laptop with LAN and
wireless network included, it goes bad... Everything is connected fine,
says at network connections, but no internet now. IP adress of an
bridge is 169.254.x.x. Other computer (network adapter) also has IP
adress of that type. But it shoul be 192.168.2.x, according to Simens
SE555 ADSL router. And of course, internet is not founctional on both
computers... I also tried to manually assing IP of 192.168.2.x type to
both computers, but no help still. If I use some tool for searching IP
on the LAN, it sees these two computers, even there should be more
connected to the ADSL router (I see them when wireless is out from
bridge).

Am I missing somethning there? is there something more to configure?
wireless is unsecured network of open type with disabled
authentification. LAN between computers also doesn't requires
authentification... LAN is broadcom netExtreme, and wireless is Intel
on both.

So if there is some good soul to help, please, i'm deperate...
Thanx!

Ivan
 
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Steve Winograd [MVP]

I have a problem with wireless over the network bridge. Story goes
here...
There are 2 laptops (Win XP pro) I want to connect with LAN patch cable
in two different rooms... One laptop I need for wireless connection to
the ADSL router. And of couse, I want to share internet connection to
other. The other laptop cannot access wireles, because it's to far.
Also wireless is the only way to connect to ADSL router.
So, this laptop connects to the wireless fine, everything is working
ok. But when I create network bridge on that laptop with LAN and
wireless network included, it goes bad... Everything is connected fine,
says at network connections, but no internet now. IP adress of an
bridge is 169.254.x.x. Other computer (network adapter) also has IP
adress of that type. But it shoul be 192.168.2.x, according to Simens
SE555 ADSL router. And of course, internet is not founctional on both
computers... I also tried to manually assing IP of 192.168.2.x type to
both computers, but no help still. If I use some tool for searching IP
on the LAN, it sees these two computers, even there should be more
connected to the ADSL router (I see them when wireless is out from
bridge).

Am I missing somethning there? is there something more to configure?
wireless is unsecured network of open type with disabled
authentification. LAN between computers also doesn't requires
authentification... LAN is broadcom netExtreme, and wireless is Intel
on both.

So if there is some good soul to help, please, i'm deperate...
Thanx!

Ivan

First, right-click and delete the Network Bridge. Then verify that
the laptop with the wireless network connection can connect to the
ADSL router and access the Internet.

After that's working, here are two possible solutions:

1. Re-create the Network Bridge. If things still don't work, follow
the steps shown here:

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

or:

2. Forget the Network Bridge, and enable Internet Connection Sharing
on the wireless network connection. If it asks what to use for the
home network connection, tell it to use the LAN connection to the
other computer.
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Best Wishes,
Steve Winograd, MS-MVP (Windows Networking)

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David Hettel

Is this what you want?

ADSL Wireless Router IP address 192.168.2.xxx

Wirelessly to

Laptop 1

Wired to

Laptop 2

If that's what you have I would suggest deleting the bridge. Instead share
the wireless connection (ICS) on laptop 1 with laptop two. Wireless bridging
often just doesn't work, do to drivers limiting what is passed to the
computer.

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David Hettel

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David Hettel

Your welcome!

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David Hettel

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either expressed or implied, made in relation to the accuracy, reliability
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