Bridging Connections & USB networks

October 22, 2010 at 09:12:48
Specs: Windows XP
I am trying to bridge 2 different network connections (via 2 computers) and am having a bit of a problem. I bought a USB network cable and connected it to the 2 computers that I hope should work, but I am wondering if this is the best/fastest way... (fast bieng the key)

Basically I need one computer to connect to 2 LANs a the same time, but I want to be able to direct the traffic on the LANs (I only want to recieve data from 1 of the lans, process it and then always send it out over the 2nd lan) any ideas would be greatly appreciated. As i go over my USB network instructions and i am not sure I will be able to connect to a LAN and the USB network at the same time

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October 22, 2010 at 09:59:32
Unless that software has routing control built into it your plan has no basis for success.

Given the criteria you don't need to bridge or route between the two connections.

What software do you want doing this?

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October 24, 2010 at 04:55:30
thanks for the reply .. basically I have 2 networks that I need to connect to. I have network A, that I receive and send data over, it is the fast network. Then I have network B, that is slower, but I need to get certain data from that network sometimes. I want to be able to (from one computer) receive data from both networks and then always send it out over network A.

Any ideas on what is the best possible solution

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October 24, 2010 at 04:57:27
sorry for the repeat of the last post.. my browser is messed..

I am running everything on XP. As for the software, honestly I know very little about router control stuff. Is there software that can help

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October 24, 2010 at 10:05:21
Assuming network b is just a lan then remove the gateway entry to network b. No need for anything else.

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October 24, 2010 at 10:12:10
cheers... so I just need to install another network card in the computer then? That was the problem from the start, as my computer (like most) only has 1 LAN input. Will installing another network card do the trick?

I dont need to bridge any connections or anything like that

Yes network B is just a LAN

I really appreciate the help

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October 24, 2010 at 18:19:45
installing a second nic [I thought you had one] would do the trick. But so should putting in one ip as static and another, under advanced, as secondary on your existing nic.

Give it a try and post the results of an ipconfig /all for review

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