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Bridging isent working on XP

Discussion in 'Networking' started by giuseppe1052, Apr 22, 2010.

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  1. giuseppe1052

    giuseppe1052 Thread Starter

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    I want to bridge my wireless connection to my laptop though my lan.

    How do i do this?

    I was reading around and it said somthing about my lan card neeading to say connected.. but how would it connect to a computer?

    This is just so confusing.

    Bridging works if i use Windows 7.

    I tried using ICS but windows is stupid and uses the 192.168.0.1 and thats what my router runs off of.

    Is there a way to hack windows to use a different IP or an application i can install to do the sharing for me? Anything at this point would help.
     
  2. JohnWill

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    Well, if you want to use ICS, the easy way would simply be to change the router's base address to 192.168.2.1, that will avoid the conflict.

    Bridging should work, let's see this from the machine.


    Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD then press Enter to open a command prompt:

    In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following command:

    Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.

    IPCONFIG /ALL

    Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter to copy the contents to the clipboard.
    Paste the results in a message here.

    If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.
     
  3. giuseppe1052

    giuseppe1052 Thread Starter

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    I run an old Di-524 i have no idea if its an i or an l but regardless i dont think this router allows you to change the ip.

    O nvm i found it i hope no one in my house find out i did that XD. my bro will kill me. I will post back in a few minutes and tell you how it went.
     
  4. giuseppe1052

    giuseppe1052 Thread Starter

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    k it worked. I still dont understand why bridging dosent work. How do i get it to connect to the other computer?
     
  5. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    I don't understand why bridging doesn't work either, but some folks have that issue. I've never had a computer here that it failed on so that I could track down why it failed. :)


    Try resetting the stack on that XP machine and see if that helps when you try to bridge it.


    TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Windows XP with SP2/SP3.

    Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt:

    In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands, each followed by the Enter key:

    Note: Type only the text in bold for the following commands.

    Reset TCP/IP stack to installation defaults, type: netsh int ip reset reset.log

    Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults, type: netsh winsock reset catalog

    Reboot the machine.
     
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