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WinXP, bridged NIC's, a LAN & DSL modem

By Funky_Monk ·
IM trying to setup a ADSL connection on an XP machine that has two bridged NICs. The DSL modem is conected to one NIC and the other is used to connect to our HUB.
I can browse the network just fine before trying to setup the DSL modem (but its attached) but in order to connect to my ISP i need to let it obtain one automaticly.
The problem here is that I need my IP static so i can ping and browse the network and since the two cards are brindged they share the IP.
When i setup a internet connection and leave the IP in that as obtain automaticly it gets stuck trying to open the WAN port.
If I break the bridge and configure the NIC the modem is connected to they way im supposed to I can get on the net fine but Can't access the LAN.
For some reason i can't break the bridge and get the LAN working and Internet connection going independent of each other.

So I need help. Whether its giving me a whole new setup stratedgy or a few tweaks. I don't have much XP expirience but i do spend alot of time on 2K machines.
I've tried removing the two connection and starting from scratch but that's even worse.

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by Funky_Monk In reply to WinXP, bridged NIC's, a L ...

end of the second paragraph should be "obtain an IP adress automaticly"

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by CG IT In reply to WinXP, bridged NIC's, a L ...

Your setup is to use the XP computer as a gateway One Nic is your external connection, the other your internal connection. You can configure the gateway computer a couple of different ways. Try this, In your Local Area Connection properties TCP/IP properties, configure the first NIC [this is your LAN connection] with your static IP address, submask with no default gateway. Configure your second NIC [this is the WAN connection with your DSL modem] with Obtain IP automatically, and your ISP gateway IP address and DNS server.Configure clients to use the XP as the gateway. Hope this helps. PC Gamer magazine [Novermber 2002 issue] [http://www.pcgamer.com] had an article on simple home network setup using one computer as a gateway. check it out

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