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Windows 7: Network Bridge connection down?

14 Jun 2010   #1
cashng

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 
Network Bridge connection down?

Have a question, when i bridged 2 connections in my laptop, why is it that, the other computers are unable to connect to the internet and that include mine...is there a way to fix it? Please advise. Thank you.


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14 Jun 2010   #2
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Hi cashng.... it's hard to say without you bein a little more specific.

Could you please describe your exact network layout? a picture of your network map would be helpful too. (Open network and sharing centre and click "see full map" on the top right hand corner
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14 Jun 2010   #3
laryscott

Windows 7
 
 
Network Bridge

My OS Windows 7

I had a similar problem. In my case it turned out that the bridge (switch) could not handle IP in Windows 7.

I had to buy a new, one which resolved the problem.
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25 Jun 2010   #4
cashng

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

file attached is my network map. When I select my wireless and wired connection, to add them to bridge, once successfully added, all the computers within my network will down, which means they will not have the access to the internet. That includes mine. I even changed my bridge connection to a static ip, or the google open DNS, i am still unable to connect to the internet.


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08 Jul 2010   #5
cashng

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

replies anyone?
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08 Jul 2010   #6
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

sorry cashng I have been away:

Holy crap thats a complicated network Ok is there any reason they need to be "bridged"? or do you simply want the network to function as one entity?
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08 Jul 2010   #7
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cashng View Post
file attached is my network map. When I select my wireless and wired connection, to add them to bridge, once successfully added, all the computers within my network will down, which means they will not have the access to the internet. That includes mine. I even changed my bridge connection to a static ip, or the google open DNS, i am still unable to connect to the internet.
Is the one named "house" a wireless router "second router" or a wireless access point? Considering that your WRT54GS can't be placed on the map I'd guess you are using two routers in the same network.
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09 Jul 2010   #8
cashng

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

yes, i am using 2 routers and 2 switches in my house, so when bridged ethernet and wireless together, all the computer in my network cannot access the internet. so any help?
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09 Jul 2010   #9
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

As I suspected you are trying to use a dual router network but havn't set your routers up properly to work in such an arrangement.

For dual router set ups you need to set one to assign DHCP IP's and the other is basically used as a switch. The set up guide below should help you with the required set up. Otherwise the routers fight each other on which one is the DHCP host.

This sure is coming up a lot lately.

I think it's wise to point out that you would be better off using a router that has both wired and wireless capiblity or you could use a single router for the wired connection and a wireless access point for the wireless connection. It's much easier to set up that way. The tutorial below should help you set up both routers for a dual router network. Good luck and post back with any questions you might have.

Multi Router Network - Configure
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09 Jul 2010   #10
haxcid

Windows 7; Server 08; Window Home Server; Vista; XP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
As I suspected you are trying to use a dual router network but havn't set your routers up properly to work in such an arrangement.

For dual router set ups you need to set one to assign DHCP IP's and the other is basically used as a switch. The set up guide below should help you with the required set up. Otherwise the routers fight each other on which one is the DHCP host.

This sure is coming up a lot lately.

I think it's wise to point out that you would be better off using a router that has both wired and wireless capiblity or you could use a single router for the wired connection and a wireless access point for the wireless connection. It's much easier to set up that way. The tutorial below should help you set up both routers for a dual router network. Good luck and post back with any questions you might have.

Multi Router Network - Configure
I agree. However what I don't understand is why you are bridging in your Laptop. With the listed equipment in your diagram there should be no need ever to use a windows software bridge.

I think it might help, atleast me, to know what your end goal is, what exactly are you trying to do?

Thanks,

H.
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