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I can set up a network bridge in Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 on this machine without any troubles. But when I try the following under Windows 7

  • Select two local network connection,
  • Click right mouse button,
  • Select bridge network

It gives me the humiliating message:

To create a Network Bridge, you must select at least two LAN or High-Speed Internet connections that are not being used by Internet Connection.

Why isn't this working on Windows 7?

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migrated from Feb 15 '10 at 16:44

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Do you have the Internet Connection Sharing feature enabled on one of these ? Having it enabled will prevent the bridge from being set up.

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Welcome to Super User. Please take some time to familiriaze yourself with the FAQ and how the site works as it is not a tradisional forum. For example. This should have been a comment rather then an answers. Answers are specific to solving problems and not for prompting for more information. – BinaryMisfit Feb 18 '10 at 12:10
Sorry, I edited the answer to be more clear. It was implicit that the ICS feature is likely causing the problem, and that the solution is to disable it. – b0fh Feb 18 '10 at 13:16
@Diago- I don't think you can post comments with a rep of 11. – kmarsh Feb 18 '10 at 13:32
@kmarsh. So why don't the rest of the community help him along by up-voting him. He only needs 50 rep to comment? – BinaryMisfit Feb 18 '10 at 13:34

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