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Windows 7: Bridged Connections

24 Jan 2010   #1
jnfoot

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Bridged Connections

I have a wireless connection to my main desktop. I have 2 lan adapters installed, 1 for XBOX360 and the other for my other desktop. I have bridged these connections together. Everything works great, but I would like my main desktop to have a static IP. Is there a way to keep DHCP going for 360 and other desktop, but static my main desktop's IP?


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24 Jan 2010   #2
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

For that to work, I believe you need the main PC to be a DHCP. Which i doubt you can make it so. A very interesting scenario.

However, why not give it a go. Set your router to static IP and see what becomes.
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24 Jan 2010   #3
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Actually you can make your PC to be a DHCP server, which will then provide DHCP services to your xBOX and other desktop. Then you need to make your wireless connection from the main desktop to your router, a Static IP.
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24 Jan 2010   #4
jnfoot

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

It then tries to assign each of the 3 connections to the same IP, obviously causing errors. I believe it is because each connection has the same MAC address as far as the router is concerned. What about if I command line assigned the static IP to my main desktop's wireless adapter? (as it is part of the bridge, I can't use IPv4 properties screen)
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24 Jan 2010   #5
jnfoot

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aem View Post
Actually you can make your PC to be a DHCP server, which will then provide DHCP services to your xBOX and other desktop. Then you need to make your wireless connection from the main desktop to your router, a Static IP.
Ah, didnt think of that! Ill give that a try and see what happens
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24 Jan 2010   #6
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

What's wrong with using static IP for the xbox and the other desktop, and leave the main desktop with auto detect IP.

Btw, every connections, that is every adapter type, has it's own MAC address. If the router is has MAC clone enabled, you won't need to worry about MAC addresses.
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