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wired and wireless connections

By ziggyrob ·
ok i have a laptop that i use at my house and i also have a desktop. now i usually use the laptop and i have a usb belkin wireless n card and a built in wired card is there a way to use the wired and wireless connections at the same time(wireless for internet and wired for transfering files to desktop)because as it is now when i connect the hard line to the laptop the wireless wont work.

please help

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Yes, it's called "bridging" the connections

by ManiacMan In reply to wired and wireless connec ...

Go to My Network Places and select both network connections with your mouse. Then, right click and you'll get a menu that pops up with options. There will be an option to bridge the two connections together, effectively combining the bandwidth of both. This was called "Multilink" in earlier versions of windows that used analog dialup modems for internet access.

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still no go

by ziggyrob In reply to Yes, it's called "bridgin ...

i tried the bridge and it wont work the wired works but i cant use the internet(im using windows xp pro)

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Do you have a connection to a WiFi access point, perhaps your router?

by ManiacMan In reply to still no go

Is your wireless card disabled maybe? In order to bridge both connections, each has to have an established link and connectivity.

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