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Solved: Wireless adapter disconnects when joined to a bridge

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by quik2refrmt, May 27, 2015.

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  1. quik2refrmt

    quik2refrmt Thread Starter

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    Good morning everyone!

    So this is the issue I am having. Currently I am running a Windows XP machine connected to wireless via a USB wireless adapter. I need to bridge the wireless adapter and the wired adapter so that I can connect an IP phone to the desktop at a remote location and have both connect to the network. The wireless adapter works fine until I connect it to the bridge connection. Once I do, the wireless connection drops until the adapter is removed from the bridge. Any thoughts?
     
  2. TerryNet

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    Please show the following for the non bridged and again for the bridge condition ...

    Open a (black) Command Prompt window:
    Hold the Windows logo key and press r; in the Run box type cmd and click on OK.

    Type the following command:

    IPCONFIG /ALL

    [Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

    [Press ENTER after each command.]

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

    If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.
     
  3. quik2refrmt

    quik2refrmt Thread Starter

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    UNBRIDGED
    Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : PC001
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Ethernet adapter Network Bridge:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : MAC Bridge Miniport
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 02-1B-B9-B9-53-5B

    Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8188SU Wireless LAN 802.1
    1n USB 2.0 Network Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-13-33-90-F3-D3
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.216
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.5
    192.168.0.6

    BRIDGED
    Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.
    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : PC001
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : allworx.inscitek.com

    Ethernet adapter Network Bridge:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : allworx.inscitek.com
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : MAC Bridge Miniport
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 02-1B-B9-B9-53-5B
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.171
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.130
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.5
    4.2.2.1
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, May 27, 2015 9:17:00 AM
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, May 27, 2015 10:17:00 AM
     
  4. quik2refrmt

    quik2refrmt Thread Starter

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    Now that I have looked at this, I don't know where it is leasing that IP from. The DHCP address that it is saying is assigned is assigned to another device unless our infrastructures spreadsheet is not updated. I will look into this and get back with you.
     
  5. quik2refrmt

    quik2refrmt Thread Starter

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    Looks like I figured out what the issue was. It seems that as soon as you bridge the wireless adapter, you lose the ability to statically assign an IP address to the wireless adapter so it started pulling DHCP through a different device. I've got it working now. Thanks for the help!
     
  6. TerryNet

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    You're welcome. :) Glad you figured it out.
     
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