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Windows 7: Network bridge : Lanplay using Ethernet + Download using WIFI


24 Aug 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Network bridge : Lanplay using Ethernet + Download using WIFI

Is it possible to use my wifi to download at the same time use my ethernet adapter to play local lan games ?
I have tried to bridge both adapters but it didn't got the result I expected.

Please help me out !

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24 Aug 2013   #2

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

Normally, the network adapter drivers work with the Operating System (OS) to pick one connection to use. This is especially true in a laptop where the network drivers for the wireless adapter might automatically disable the wireless connection once the OS has a wired connection.

I make use of multiple network adapters by using Virtual Machines (VM), but that probably would not be practical for your situation since a VM takes up resources that you should probably reserve for gaming. Maybe some of the other forum members have some suggestions for you.
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24 Aug 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks for the brief description !
I'll be waiting for any possible solution...
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25 Aug 2013   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

As long as the WiFi connection is on a different subnet than the LAN game it should work.

For example on the LAN you would have a 192.168.1.0/24 subnet and on the Wireless connection you would have a 192.168.2.0/24 or any other subnet. This way the machine can determine what interface to use when reaching the destination IP address. Please understand that when you setup the LAN game you must use the IP address when connecting to the host otherwise you may have issues with DNS. There are different setups per game so I can't give any exact steps.

Josh
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26 Aug 2013   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'll try using different subnet & reply soon
thanks for the suggestion !
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