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Win 7 and bridging network

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Canuck57, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. Canuck57

    Canuck57 Flightless Bird

    Here is a challenge that maybe someone has tried.

    I have a TV that can do Ethernet and needs routing to the Internet. But
    no Ethernet near by.

    I am going to connect a computer to the TV, and it has both a Ethernet
    and a Wireless card in it. Wireless isn't the issue, the PC uses the
    wireless flawlessly.

    So the question becomes, with Vista or Win 7 Home Premium can I connect
    the TV to the PC's Ethernet, and have it route through to the wireless
    to negate the need to run cable?

    If Vista/Win 7 can do routing, can it do a true Ethernet bridge to get
    the DHCP/DNS from the wireless router or do I need to setup a second
    network of 2 systems?

    Tips, tricks appreciated...
     
  2. Paul

    Paul Flightless Bird

    Canuck57 wrote:
    >
    > Here is a challenge that maybe someone has tried.
    >
    > I have a TV that can do Ethernet and needs routing to the Internet. But
    > no Ethernet near by.
    >
    > I am going to connect a computer to the TV, and it has both a Ethernet
    > and a Wireless card in it. Wireless isn't the issue, the PC uses the
    > wireless flawlessly.
    >
    > So the question becomes, with Vista or Win 7 Home Premium can I connect
    > the TV to the PC's Ethernet, and have it route through to the wireless
    > to negate the need to run cable?
    >
    > If Vista/Win 7 can do routing, can it do a true Ethernet bridge to get
    > the DHCP/DNS from the wireless router or do I need to setup a second
    > network of 2 systems?
    >
    > Tips, tricks appreciated...


    Something like this perhaps ? There may be a restriction on the value
    of the subnet on the Ethernet side. I think when I tested this a long time
    ago, the Ethernet link on the right, ended up as 192.168.0.x . I don't know
    if that'll be an issue for you or not.

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Using-ICS-Internet-Connection-Sharing

    What I tested was like this:

    ADSL modem ------- Computer #1 ---------- Computer #2
    ICS

    I could web surf from Computer #2 to the Internet. The reason I was
    using this setup, is the Ethernet segment on the right was running
    at a 1 Gigabit rate, and I was doing bandwidth testing between
    Computer #1 and #2, just to see whether I could run such a link
    flat out or not.

    In that test, Computer #1 had two Ethernet interfaces, but you
    could equally well mix two other types of interfaces as far as
    I know. The only thing you can't do any more, in Windows 7,
    is connect Computer #1 to Computer #2, with a Firewire network
    at 400Mbit/sec. That is no longer supported. In an OS like WinXP or
    Win2K, the right hand network wire could have been Firewire.

    Paul
     
  3. Canuck57

    Canuck57 Flightless Bird

    On 10/10/2010 5:31 PM, Paul wrote:
    > Canuck57 wrote:
    >>
    >> Here is a challenge that maybe someone has tried.
    >>
    >> I have a TV that can do Ethernet and needs routing to the Internet.
    >> But no Ethernet near by.
    >>
    >> I am going to connect a computer to the TV, and it has both a Ethernet
    >> and a Wireless card in it. Wireless isn't the issue, the PC uses the
    >> wireless flawlessly.
    >>
    >> So the question becomes, with Vista or Win 7 Home Premium can I
    >> connect the TV to the PC's Ethernet, and have it route through to the
    >> wireless to negate the need to run cable?
    >>
    >> If Vista/Win 7 can do routing, can it do a true Ethernet bridge to get
    >> the DHCP/DNS from the wireless router or do I need to setup a second
    >> network of 2 systems?
    >>
    >> Tips, tricks appreciated...

    >
    > Something like this perhaps ? There may be a restriction on the value
    > of the subnet on the Ethernet side. I think when I tested this a long time
    > ago, the Ethernet link on the right, ended up as 192.168.0.x . I don't know
    > if that'll be an issue for you or not.
    >
    > http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Using-ICS-Internet-Connection-Sharing
    >
    >
    > What I tested was like this:
    >
    > ADSL modem ------- Computer #1 ---------- Computer #2
    > ICS
    >
    > I could web surf from Computer #2 to the Internet. The reason I was
    > using this setup, is the Ethernet segment on the right was running
    > at a 1 Gigabit rate, and I was doing bandwidth testing between
    > Computer #1 and #2, just to see whether I could run such a link
    > flat out or not.
    >
    > In that test, Computer #1 had two Ethernet interfaces, but you
    > could equally well mix two other types of interfaces as far as
    > I know. The only thing you can't do any more, in Windows 7,
    > is connect Computer #1 to Computer #2, with a Firewire network
    > at 400Mbit/sec. That is no longer supported. In an OS like WinXP or
    > Win2K, the right hand network wire could have been Firewire.
    >
    > Paul


    Paul, that is exactly what I want to do except the ADSL modem is my
    internal router and Computer #2 is the TV. Going to give this a try.
     

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