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Windows 7: Bridging network. Need help!

30 May 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
Bridging network. Need help!


I have a big problem with my network. Can find out what to do.

I have this Windows 7 Desktop computer which is connected to internet via ADSL(NIC1).
It also has a second network card(NIC2) and is connected to my Laptop.

Internet works on Windows 7. Connection to/from Windows 7 and Laptop works.
Internet does NOT work on the laptop. My guess is that I need to something with Bridge the network cards but how to configure this? I must use static IP.

Here is my config right now.

IP: 81.216.x.x
Gateway: 81.216.x.x

Gateway: Empty or 81.216.x.x


Please help me.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 May 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit

Have you actually tried selecting both connections (on W7), right lick and Bridge connections. I don't know if you can though. Here something on the web.

How to Use Two NIC Cards in One Computer |
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 May 2010   #3

Windows 7 Enterprise

Should probably use ICS rather than bridging if NIC1 is an internal ADSL modem.
Otherwise the laptop when cabled into NIC2 would need to connect to the ISP too with the username/password.

You would be correct if NIC1 was a standard ethernet plugged into an external modem.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

30 May 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit

His NIC1 is connected to the modem, it's a WAN connection according to his setup. It is a dedicated connection.

He will need to setup NIC2 to share NIC1's internet access. These two types of connections needs to be good mates. If not bridging the two in however way, i don't know any other way.
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