Bridging LAN and Dial up connections on Windows 7

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pauly-chops

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Ive been searching for the answer to this problem but no luck yet so Im hoping someone can help me out. Please excuse me if I dont use the correct terms, Im not fully up on internet lingo. I had a Sony Viao with Windows Vista for some years and I managed to create a bridge using the Sony Viao laptop and my o2 usb modem. That was some time ago and now I have a new laptop with Windows 7 and cannot remember the steps so can someone please help me out?

I have to mention that I do not have wireless connections. I have an o2 modem and an ethernet cable. They are the only two connections that show up in my internet connections. The LAN connection has an image of a ethernet cable connection while the o2 connection has an image of a phone. Im assuming this is a dial up connection. Im not sure.

Whenever I watch youtube walk throughs it never looks like my set up. Ive tried everything over and over. Turning off UAC, turning on sharing but nothing has worked yet. When I just select the LAN connection and right click there is an option to Bridge. When I right click the o2 connection its not there. When I select both the option isnt there either.

Can someone please help me out, Ive been through so many forums and walkthrough videos but no luck. I managed to bridge with Vista, it has to be doable!

Many thanks!
 

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pauly-chops

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Ive attached a screenshot of my network connections. Please note that I havnt connected my xbox. I just wanted to show how my o2 connection looks. It seems to be the problem!
 

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Unless you are paying for multiple public IP addresses on your mobile wireless bridging would do you no good anyhow because the other device(s) would not have an IP configuration.

Are you sure you used a bridge with your Vista? The normal thing when you are connected directly (not through a router) to internet access is to use Internet Connection Sharing (ICS).

the o2 connection has an image of a phone. Im assuming this is a dial up connection. Im not sure.
No. Dial up means using a phone line. It's showing a phone image, I guess, because mobile wireless is similar to a cell phone.
 
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