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Re: How to bridge a connection on windows 7


Here's how to bridge network connections in Windows 7

  • Plug-in your game console (XBOXXBOX, WII, PS3, etc.) or anything else you're wanting to bridge, and allow it to acquire an IP address.
  • Click on the Windows button and type "Network and sharing center", then hit the enter key.
  • Then on the left, under "manage wireless networks", should see "change adapter settings". Click on that.
  • Right-click "Local area connection", disable it.
  • Right-click "Local area connection" again, click "properties".
  • There should be a tab that says "Sharing", Click that tab.
  • There should be a box that says "Allow other network users to connect through this computers internet connection". uncheck that (if it's checked).
  • Click "ok", and then right-click "local area connection", enable it.
  • Select both your wireless network connection and the local area connection, right-click, it should have an option to bridge connections. Click that and you should be all set!

What is a Network Bridge?
It is a way of just letting one device pass through another's network connection. No routing or NAT is needed.


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Re: How to bridge a connection on windows 7

ok!! got it to work!!

THANKS TONS....

BUTTTTTT
for some reason I could not do this on the MINI>>
had to grab Seans laptop, no idea why..but mini has starter 7 .. not window 7

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Re: How to bridge a connection on windows 7

I've heard that the Windows 7 basic starter had lots of goodies left off. If you know anyone or you have a college email you might want to see if you can get a Windows 7 home and upgrade to that: Windows 7 for $29.99 for college and university students

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Re: How to bridge a connection on windows 7

I have a college email Smile

I have been playing with my man Smile and Im on facebook alot....I wont lie ...
I waitress 3 nites aweek too.. no internet then Sad and we ski

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Re: How to bridge a connection on windows 7

oh I would snag one of those copies if available still. You can also do a upgrade where it saves all of your data and stuff so nothing is lost and no reloading of your programs Smile

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