Bridgeing connections.

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Nirvana728

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Hey, me and my buddy are trying to bridge our connections. Currently I have my cable modem Ethernet cord plugged into my onboard Ethernet slot. I than have another ethernet cord running from my network card into my friends onboard ethernet slot. I try to bridge the connection under my network connections, and it does, but neither of us can get online. I have to delete the bridge to get my computer back to get on the internet, think anyone can help? thanks :)
 
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You may need to also enter the route command in your computer which is like this:

To establish a route so that a computer on one network can send a message to a computer on a different network, enter:
route add 192.100.201.7 mask 255.255.255.0 192.100.13.7
The 192.100.201.7 address is that of the receiving computer (your buddy's computer). The 192.100.13.7 address is that of the routing computer (your computer that connects to internet).

In the above example, use the correct IP address of both LAN cards in your and your buddy's .

For more information, see here:
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/route.mspx?mfr=true
 

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I'll assume that you are attempting to do this as a temporary measure while your buddy is visiting.

If you want to connect 2 computers that way you need two public IP addresses from your ISP. Some cable companies will provide additional IP addresses for a monthly charge.

Using Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) or using a broadband router are the preferred ways. With the latter being more preferred.
 
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TerryNet said:
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Thanks for that link, invalidusername. I did not realize that

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You might have multiple adapters installed because you have a NIC that connects to a broadband Internet connection device, such as a DSL or cable modem. These adapters cannot be bridged."

If that tip is true, then forget what I said about obtaining multiple IP addresses from your ISP; it won't work anyhow. My guess, though, is that the tip is not completely true and my original statement still holds.
 
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