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Windows 7: Need Help setting up a network bridge between a Laptop and a Desktop

29 Dec 2013   #1
iDDinner

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Need Help setting up a network bridge between a Laptop and a Desktop

I have an HP laptop running windows 7 home premium, and a self-built desktop running a variation of windows 7 ultimate. I've been using a network adapter for the desktop, but the connection is quite slow, and I'd like to share my laptop's good connection. My setup is as follows:
[Router]----Wireless--------[Laptop]-------Ethernet cable---------[Desktop]
I have gone to network connections, disabled the sharing option, and created the bridge. It is successfully created, but on the Desktop, nothing happens. It simply says "unidentified network," and I don't have any internet. I'm stuck, at this point. I know that people often ask for an ipconfig, so here is mine, for the laptop:

Windows IP Configuration

Ethernet adapter Network Bridge:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : wowway.com
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::3d59:5b1b:52c2:ece9%34
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.104
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1

Ethernet adapter Hamachi:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2620:9b::19a6:a965
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::357e:1ed1:b7e5:853f%15
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 25.166.169.101
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.0.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 2620:9b::1900:1

Tunnel adapter isatap.{468628CB-8A1B-4975-9926-16D3C81C8633}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Tunnel adapter isatap.wowway.com:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 11:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:9d38:6abd:1055:676:3f57:fe97
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::1055:676:3f57:fe97%18
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

Tunnel adapter Reusable ISATAP Interface {2D6D98DE-16AF-4663-9545-876D8191F859}:


Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : wowway.comp:



Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks

EDIT: This ipconfig is with the Bridge currently running. ask if you need one without the bridge.


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29 Dec 2013   #2
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hello and welcome iDDinner mate it may seem too simplistic but have you tried a USB to USB between the laptop and the desktop?
See this Connecting Two PCs Using a USB-USB Cable | Hardware Secrets
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29 Dec 2013   #3
iDDinner

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

That seems easy, but I don't have a USB-USB cable, and don't want to buy anything. I'm just trying to find a temporary solution, until I can move my setup. Thanks for the suggestion, though.
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29 Dec 2013   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Hello and welcome iDDinner mate it may seem too simplistic but have you tried a USB to USB between the laptop and the desktop?
See this Connecting Two PCs Using a USB-USB Cable | Hardware Secrets
Thank you ICit2lol.
That beats the heck out of Home Group or such.
Just hook the cable up and you are hard wired to share everything between computers, if I understand correctly.
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