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Windows 7 – Create a Network Bridge

I have two onboard network adapters on my motherboard and for a long time now I have been able to create a bridge between these adapters.  Within Windows 7, especially the latest Release Candidate, this options is a little hidden from the general user. BUT right here you can find that setting with ease.
  1. Right-click on your network icon in the taskbar, and select ‘Open Network and Sharing Center’
  2. On the left hand menu, select ‘Change adapter settings’. Now you should see your list of Network Adapters available.
  3. Select two adapters, right-click and select the option of ‘Bridge Connections’. 

Dialog is shown – "Please wait while windows bridges the connections". When this is completed a ‘Network Bridge’ is created.  From here you will need to set the ip address settings to be used by both adapters or simply use ‘Obtain an ip address automatically’ option to get an ip address assigned from your DHCP server or device. I normally set the IP v4 settings.

Hope this helps. I have posted it for my future reference because I seem to forget where to find it again after a few months gone by!

Greg Olsen
Yellow Duck Guy

Categories: Microsoft Windows
  1. November 3, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    WOW just what I was searching for. Came here by searching for Windows 10

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