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    Windows XP Network Bridge

    This is a discussion on Windows XP Network Bridge within the Sky Router forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; Hope the following doens't sound too confusing... Sky broadband activated today all OK apart from the following. I have a ...

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      Windows XP Network Bridge

      Hope the following doens't sound too confusing...

      Sky broadband activated today all OK apart from the following.

      I have a wired network upstairs and the sky router is downstairs.

      Bought myself a Belkin Wireless G USB network adaptor (LAN2) and installed it on PC1.

      Disabled wired lan connection (LAN1) on PC1 and it connects via LAN2 no problem.

      Now when I enable LAN1 and add both connections to the windows XP network bridge (all set to DHCP) everything works fine for a few minutes then the internet connection is suddenly lost.

      Only resolution so far is to remove both adaptors from the bridge, disable LAN1 and all works fine again.

      Problem is that I need to use the bridge so PC's 2 and 3 and the network printers (all upstairs) are all on the same network and so that LAPTOP's 1 & 2 (connecting to sky router wirelessly) can access networked printers and shares via the bridged connection.

      So basically, had anybody any ideas as to why the link is lost when the connections are bridged?

      TIA
      AlanM


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      I wonder if this is the old uPNP problem? Try going to the router settings (http://192.168.0.1 Username admin Password sky) and disabling uPNP. You'll need to do any port forwarding manually if you use any but it's helped with stability for a lot of people.

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      Thanks for that info but hasn't made a difference I'm afraid.

      Interestingly though, once the connection drops when bridged, I can't even ping the router. To me, that would suggest a config problem with the Windows XP bridge rather than an issue with the router.

      Any ideas?

     

     

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