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I have a laptop running Windows 7, which has two network cards, so I bridged the Ethernet and Wireless connections.

On a second laptop, which runs Windows XP, I set its default gateway to the IP of the bridged network.

The Windows 7 laptop with bridged network has access to the Internet via wireless. The Windows XP laptop can see the Internet through the bridged network.

How do I control the traffic through the Windows 7 machine? Is there a specific tool I can use to do this?

The ones I've found are specific to modems, and not to wireless connections. For wireless connections, I found a network load balancer, but I'm not sure if this is correct.

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Could you clarify the question? It is a bit confusing and hard to understand what you are asking. BTW, no downvote from me – Dave M Jan 24 '12 at 19:43
@DaveM He is saying that Windows 7 PC is connected to internet with wireless/wired network. This internet connection is shared to XP machine using wired/wireless (opposite) network. Now, he wants to control access of internet connection which is shared with XP machine... – Evil Angel Jan 24 '12 at 22:41
BTW,I am she :) – Nickool Jan 25 '12 at 4:56
Oops.... sorry.. :) – Evil Angel Jan 25 '12 at 7:10

You can use tools like NetLimiter(Paid but one of the best I've used) or pyShaper (Free, does the job, no frills) to achieve this. It does not matter whether the network is wired or wireless.

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Thank You I'll try the free one. – Nickool Jan 25 '12 at 4:56

The best tool for this purpose is Cisco Network Magic (Free & Paid both versions available). I can challenge any other tool with it.. Its easy to use & very-very powerful. It'll protect you from hackers too (If you've given your XP machine to them).

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Thank You so much I Will try. – Nickool Jan 25 '12 at 4:56

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