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Windows 7: Connecting to Two Networks Simultaneously

24 Mar 2012   #1
EternalRZ

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Connecting to Two Networks Simultaneously

So I need help being able to connect to a wireless network with internet access and a wired network with no internet access. Of course, being connected to both simultaneously results in no internet access. How do I go about doing this properly so I get internet connection and file sharing on the other network. Please use Layman's Terms, networking isn't my strong point.

Thanks!

PS: I also tried changing the interface metric but that didn't quite do the job because when I disconnected my computer from my router and reconnected, it didn't go back to normal and I lost internet access completely again.


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24 Mar 2012   #2
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Check out this Microsoft article: Create a network bridge
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24 Mar 2012   #3
EternalRZ

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Yeah, I've tried that method too. It was actually the first one I tried, and it really doesn't do anything. Thanks for trying though. Any other suggestions?
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24 Mar 2012   #4
EternalRZ

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Actually never mind. It seems that I've gotten it to work. Thanks for your help.
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24 Mar 2012   #5
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

You're welcome.

It would be interesting to find out how you got it to work though.
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25 Mar 2012   #6
EternalRZ

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Well for some odd reason, bridging the connections doesn't really do anything to begin with. However if you go into Network and Sharing Center>Change adapter settings then right click on either your wireless or wired adapter and hit Properties, then click on Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4), then click the button "Properties", in the General tab, click "Advanced", uncheck Automatic metric and change the wireless adaptor to say... 10, then do the same procedure with the wired adapter but change the metric number to something higher (25 or more) and it gets it to work. Just make sure you don't unplug the router or it may screw it all up. To fix it, just disconnect from the wireless network and wait till the wired network has established and such and then reconnect to the wireless network. I can't believe I just explained that while mildly intoxicated...
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25 Mar 2012   #7
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Well, all I can say is well done.

If I'd carried out that fix I'd be more than mildly intoxicated!
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21 Dec 2013   #8
robaston

win7
 
 

eternal, does this prevent eavesdropping from net?

rob
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21 Dec 2013   #9
EternalRZ

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I doubt it. From what I remember this post was basically to just allow connection to two networks simultaneously in the case that one network has internet connection and the other is used for just file transfers and such. The risk of someone sniffing or eavesdropping would be pretty much the same with or without this method, I would imagine.
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21 Dec 2013   #10
robaston

win7
 
 
good, bridges are out and dual adapters in

good, bridges are out and dual adapters in...
seems to block spying, one needs a second network adapter with it's own SSID and password
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