Network bride: loss of Internet connection

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by Mark Veldhuis, Nov 7, 2006.

  1. Hi,

    In XP, I bridged 2 network connections on my PC, like this:

    Network bridge:
    (Connects to my router, which is connected to cable modem).

    DNS and gateway: (=router)

    This connection is bridged to the LAN adapter on the same PC. I did this
    to give PC to an IP address in the range of the router:

    PC 2:

    LAN adapter:

    DNS en gateway:

    This works in XP. I can exchange files between the PCs, and both have
    Internet access.

    In Vista RC2 however, when I do the exact same thing, I lose my Internet
    on both PCs. I can do verything between the PCs, the local network is
    fine. But no Internet.
    What have I got to do in order to get Internet access back on both

    Mark Veldhuis.
    Mark Veldhuis, Nov 7, 2006
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  2. Oops...Topic should read "network bridge..........", of course :)
    Mark Veldhuis, Nov 7, 2006
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  3. Hi,

    No-one with an answer to this?
    I spent the afternoon trying to fix this problem, but to no avail. The
    network bridge is stuck in "local only" mode, and both machines cannot
    access the Internet.
    Am I the only one with this problem? :(

    Kind regards,
    Mark Veldhuis.
    Mark Veldhuis, Nov 8, 2006
  4. Mark Veldhuis

    nick Guest

    No idea if this helps. Experienced the same problem what I did is turn off
    the modem and router for a few seconds and then back on again. That fixed it
    for me.
    nick, Nov 9, 2006
  5. Hi,

    Thanks for your reply. I didn't try this, but a solution is not needed
    I got the advise to bridge the 2 connections a while ago. My goal: give
    the second PC an IP address in the range of my router, so I could put it
    in the NAT forwarding of the router. This way, I could get a high ID in
    Emule (file sharing software).
    But after playing with Internet Connection Sharing, I found out that
    this works as well (after entering the ports in the advanced options of
    the ICS screen). So, I don't need to bridge anything anymore.

    Kind regards,
    Mark Veldhuis.
    Mark Veldhuis, Nov 9, 2006
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