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Windows 7: Cannot Bridge connections!!


01 May 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Cannot Bridge connections!!

Hi,
First let me apologise for leeching on your forum.
Next my problem- I have a toshiba laptop running Windows 7 that is connected to the internet by wireless. I also have an old Acer laptop running XP that is connected the same way. If I plug my xBox 360 into the LAN port of my Acer (Vista)and bridge the connections (which I have been doing for the past 3 years) I can play xBox live but when I try to do this with the Toshibe (Windows 7) I get the error meaasage "to create a network bridge you must hve at least 2 LAN or high speed internet connections that are not being used by internet connection sharing". I am only 14 and cannot afford to keep both laptops and I want to keep the Toshiba so Ill have to sell the Acer but I need it to keep it to run xBox Live.
I have seen many people do this on tutorials all over the net but they dont seem to have this problem.
How come I do?

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01 May 2010   #2

Windows 7
 
 

Nobody?
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01 May 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

With only one access point you can use ICS to share your connection with the Xbox.

There are good posts in the link below with a few good links which describe the process of setting up ICS with a wireless connection. Read down a few posts to find the links.

Internet Connection Sharing - Enable
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02 May 2010   #4

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks mate. That worked a treat. All I had to do was make sure neither connection I was trying to bridgbe had sharing enabled and then they bridged perfectly!!

Five star answer!!
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02 May 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LEGlON View Post
Thanks mate. That worked a treat. All I had to do was make sure neither connection I was trying to bridgbe had sharing enabled and then they bridged perfectly!!

Five star answer!!
Glad to hear that you are up and running LEGION. Thanks for reporting back in with your results.
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