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Windows 7: 2 cards, Wi-fi and internet connection sharing

20 Sep 2010   #1
kyna

windows 7 pro 64-bit
 
 
2 cards, Wi-fi and internet connection sharing

My comp is mac pro, on X i can share as much connections as i want. This particular situation is really simple:
1card is connected to internet
2card is sharing my internet from 1card with simple switch
3card (WiFi) is sharing same internet from 1card wirelessly
On mac os X setup is trivial, but i found impossible to do same thing on windows 7 pro. Is there any way to do so?


I've allready tried answers on microsoft's site, but with no luck...


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20 Sep 2010   #2
eynestyne

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Create a Bridge. Open Network Connection, Select all the adapters, Right click and Select Bridge.
That will allow cards 2 & 3 to access card 1 (the internet)
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20 Sep 2010   #3
kyna

windows 7 pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eynestyne View Post
Create a Bridge. Open Network Connection, Select all the adapters, Right click and Select Bridge.
That will allow cards 2 & 3 to access card 1 (the internet)
Nope, sorry, but it is not working at all, i've tried many configurations, and all seems to be unconfigureable. Even when ethernet card is able to connect to network after bridging, wi-fi is dead. And with bridge active i can't configure whether wi-fi is secured, or anything. So, bridge is not an option.

I've tried to explain on microsofts answers what i want accomplish with my macintosh configuration example, where i can simple choose my internet connection and, with previously configured two other cards (static IP, Wi-Fi security, etc.) simply share the connection with single click. And is not political debate, my mac is for work and will be, windows is the game station only but i must share internet so others who is working can access it in time i play.

For now i use virtualization software in X, but heavy duty games are running smoothly only under windows alone.
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20 Sep 2010   #4
kyna

windows 7 pro 64-bit
 
 

and this little thing i just found about:

Take note that for security purposes, you shouldn’t create a bridge between an Internet connection and a network connection because it creates an unprotected link between your network and the Internet, which makes your network accessible to anyone on the Internet.
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20 Sep 2010   #5
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kyna View Post
and this little thing i just found about:

Take note that for security purposes, you shouldn’t create a bridge between an Internet connection and a network connection because it creates an unprotected link between your network and the Internet, which makes your network accessible to anyone on the Internet.
This is true but it's very general. In general using a router creates another line of defense between your machine and the internet.

With ICS there is no router therefore you do not have the router's firewall as a secondary line of defense although you still have the Windows 7 firewall. I won't get into the fact that using a router is just a better way of creating a network compared to ICS.
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20 Sep 2010   #6
kyna

windows 7 pro 64-bit
 
 

Yeah, for now my Windows ICS is between 2 cards only with hard connections (card-->card-->switch-->lan). Wi-Fi is still unaccessible for time i spent in Windows, this is rather frustrating that you can choose only one connection to share. Maybe Windows 8 (or X will be more user friendly...
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20 Sep 2010   #7
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Yes ICS has it's limits. It looks about time for you to upgrade your system with a router, one of the wired-wireless versions would work for you.

I'm not sure about sharing two connections at once but you can set up your wireless adaptor to share the connection using the Msoft wifi miniport as an AP. http://www.wi-fiplanet.com/tutorials...le.php/3849841
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21 Sep 2010   #8
eynestyne

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Yep, thought you were on a router, but there is one other thing you can try.
Instead of using a bridge with the Internet carrying adapter included, try Bridging the other two, then configure the bridge for internet sharing
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