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Windows 7: network bridge problems

28 Mar 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
network bridge problems

i have a dlink adsl modem connected to a linksys wireless router
i connected the router into a pc with 2 network cards and the second card connects to a dlink gig switch
when i have the machine bridging enabled between the 2 network cards my laptop cannot connect to the wiresless network broudcast by the router, and when i turn off bridging it connects fine
all machines are using Windows 7

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28 Mar 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Just curious... why do you have your setup like that?

I have a DSL modem as well that works as a Server/Bridge. I keep it on Server.

How I have my settings and it works:

(LAN Config)

Linksys Router:
(WAN Config)

DNS: Comes from your DSL status page.


I have my settings as this:

DSL Modem ==> connected to ===> WAN port of Router ===> LAN 1 Port of Router ===> goes into main switch.

That way I don't have clients for computers and not a dedicated server for a computer where you need to keep your computer on for the network to be connected at all times.

So when I type:

Http:// ==> access the WebUI for the DSL Modem ===> access the WEBUI for linksys

All your client computers coming off the Linksys will have Dynamic IPs as: -
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29 Mar 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

i am using it like that to link the 100mb network with the 1gb network so that they keep their respective speeds and do not slow to 100mb
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29 Mar 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

my dsl modem is set to be in bridge mode and the router does all the rest of the work in regars to the dhcp and loging on to the internet
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