Bridging from Linux to Windows 7

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Bridging from Linux to Windows 7

Postby Corgi on Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:41 pm

Hi, trying to get the wireless from my laptop to work via an ethernet cable to give my desktop internet. I went under the IPv4 settings and hit share to other computers on my laptop, plugged in a cable to both computers, and restarted both. On my desktop I made sure the network bridge was enabled and the wired component was enabled. With this configuration, neither computers are getting internet. Help please?
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Re: Bridging from Linux to Windows 7

Postby cwsnyder on Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:18 am

What you seem to be attempting to do is to make your laptop into a router to route the wireless Internet signal to your desktop. While it is possible, it is in no way as simple as you seem to assume. This is not a simple bridge within the laptop, and the desktop will have very little to contribute, since it doesn't have a direct connection to the Internet. Unless you are doing this as a learning project, IMO, you would better spend your resources buying a USB wireless dongle or wireless networking card which works with the operating system in your desktop.
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Re: Bridging from Linux to Windows 7

Postby RugbyPete on Thu Mar 21, 2013 5:35 am

Hyjacking the thread as I cant post a brand new thread (?)

I currently have a windows bridge in place using windows XP. I have (now) mint on the brdiged pc.
How can I replicate windows bridging if i reload this pc to mint?

Its got one ethernet and one wireless card. The other pc passes through the ethernet to the wireless.

Is there an easy app i could just install?
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