More trouble bridging connections

May 28, 2009 at 12:22:33
Specs: Windows XP, 2/2
I have my wireless XP laptop sharing internet with my Vista pc through an ethernet cable. To set this up I connected an ethernet cable between my laptop and my desktop and ran the network setup wizard in XP. This did some configuring and made a bridge with the LAN connection. I now have internet on my desktop as well. However, when I shutdown my desktop and my laptop, and turn them back on, the desktop can't get internet anymore. I have to remove the bridge, then run the network setup wizard again. How come it won't keep working?

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May 29, 2009 at 18:43:43
I'm abandoning the bridge and going with just straight Internet Connection Sharing. On my wireless card I have ICS enabled and set to share the internet via LAN. On my LAN card I have the ip address set to be I can get internet on my vista PC however, when I restart, I have to undo all these settings and redo them all over again, and hit repair thousands of times on both computers before it works again. Why won't my settings just stick?

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