How make a Computer into a Bridge

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Feb 14th, 2007

Dear Friends,

I have 3 Computers (with Windows 2000 Professional).

-PC1 have 2 LAN cards (One is connected with PC2 and otherone is connected with Cisco 2950 Switch).

-PC2 have only one LAN card which is use to connect it with PC1.

-PC3 have also one LAN card which is use to connect with the same Cisco 2950 Switch.

I want that PC2 do ping or accessible for PC3...this is what I want.

Note: PC3 pin/access to PC1 but not PC2.

PC1 ping/access both PC2 & PC3.

PC2 ping/access PC1 but not PC3.

All PCs/computers are on the same Subnet ( with and all PCs are on the same Workgroup).

PLs. solve my problem.



I have this problem too.
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Correct Answer by ahmednaas about 9 years 7 months ago

I believe so, yes.

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ahmednaas Wed, 02/14/2007 - 23:22

On pc1, enable the routing service:

control panel -> admin tools -> services -> routing

You might need to keep pc2 on separate subnet.

(On win xp pro, you can bridge between interfaces but AFAIK not on win 2000)

shahid_raza74 Thu, 02/15/2007 - 00:28

I did as you told by enabling Routing and Remote Access Service on PC1. with same and with diff. subnet...but it is not ping/access as I want.....???

Any other solution???

PLs. help me.



ahmednaas Thu, 02/15/2007 - 01:28

Did you put pc2 in a different subnet?

You also have to configure the default gateway correctly.

also on PC1 go to:

network -> properties and right-click on one of the NIC. Ckeck if bridging is available in the list.

shahid_raza74 Fri, 02/16/2007 - 01:59


I have solved my problem by Bridging links on PC2 by installing you told earlier.

Does Windoes 2003 Enterprise Server also give Bridging option as Win XP gives?



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