now two weeks before Christmas, i went to my mom's house so she could see me, my wife, son, and daughter. My stepfather has a wireless network on the far side of my stepgrandmother's house which is 5 feet from their house. the connection sucked...but my laptop still managed to recieve the signal. My brother's netbook however didnt got such a crappy signal that it would cut out on him and would stop working completely. So he asked me to bridge my connection to him...i didnt know how to do it and he didnt know how to run my computer cause he was making a HUGE leap from XP to WIN7Ult.
just a day or so from this posting, i found out its possible to bridge a connection to the X-Box using a regular ethernet cable. so i learned and bridged my laptop with my brother in law's x-box 360. he is a happy camper. he no longer has to buy the POS wireless adapter that MSFT sells...
This is where i am now...
In this Instructable, i am going to teach you how to bridge a connection between an X-Box and a Computer, as well as how to Make a bridge from a host computer already recieving wireless to a client that has no wireless connection
Step 1: Materials
1) A Host PC
2) An X-Box OR Client PC
3) A CATV Ethernet Cable OR CATV X-Over Cable
Step 2: Navigate to the Networking and Sharing Center
How i go about getting to the Networking and Sharing center is as follows:
1) DBL Click on the Ctrl PNL icon on the desktop (IMG1)
2) Once in the CTRL PNL, Click on Networking and Internet option (IMG2)
3) Now click on the N&SC Option (IMG3)
4) Welcome to the Networking and Sharing Center!!!
Getting to the N&SC without the shortcut only adds one step...First you need to click on the Start Orb, then click on CTRL PNL.
Step 3: Time to Change Adapter Settings
1) Click on the "Manage Wireless Networks" option in the window. (IMG1)
2) CLICK **ONCE** on the network you use to obtain internet. (IMG2-3)
3) Now click on "Adapter Properties" (IMG4)
4) A box will pop up with the tabs Networking and Sharing. Locate "Sharing". (IMG4-5)
5) After selecting Sharing, make sure that BOTH boxes are UNCHECKED. (IMG5)
6) Once confirmed that both boxes in "Sharing" are unchecked, you can exit the windows.
Step 4: View Network Connections (Prep to Bridge)
1) CTRL PNL (IMG1)
2) In the search box in CTRL PNL, type in "Adapters" (IMG2)
3) Locate N&SC (IMG3)
4) Click on "View Network Connections" (IMG4)
5) If you've done everything right, you should now see all the types of networks your computer is currently accessing/have used.
****NOTE: Plug in your ethernet/X-Over cable now.
Step 5: Time to Bridge!
1) Locate the wireless network your using, and the LAN that you want to bridge. (IMG1-2)*/**
2) Left click ONCE on either network, then press CTRL and click ONCE on the second network. (IMG2)
3) Right click on one of the networks, and look at the dropdown menu...youll see "Bridge Connections"...Click That (IMG3)
4) The network bridge alert pops up to let you know that your computer is now in the act of bridging the connections.
*For some odd reason my networks pulled a last minute switcharoo JUST BEFORE i snapped off the prt sc, but the network i am using is Adelsverien.
**The second image is showing my wireless network (on the top) re-initializing after the switcharoo.
Step 6: Success!!
I hope that yall enjoyed this instructable! if there is anything that I have left out and should add, OR something that you think might make this 'Ible better, please comment on the FIRST page of this 'Ible. When i make corrections OR add your suggestions, i will reply to the comment. If you have nothing nice to say, your comment will be PROMPTLY DELETED.
Thank Yall for taking the time to read this 'Ible. i figured i would help those who needed help with their computer bridging needs in WIN7 As there are NONE that i have found on this site. It also helps those WIN7 Users who havent yet figured out how to bridge to X-Box yet.