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When I select wireless network connection and LAN connection and try to bridge connection, a pop-up box comes saying:

To create a network bridge, you must select at least two LANS or high speed internet connections that are not being used by internet connection sharing

I do not understand what it is saying. I am trying to bridge a wi-fi connection that I get from my neighbour in my laptop with my desktop. Is that pop-up box pointing to this situation?

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so your laptop is connected to your neighbor over wifi, and the laptops wired NIC is connected to the wired network that your desktop is connected to. is that correct? – Frank Thomas Mar 11 '13 at 18:20
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You must disable internet connection sharing on bout connections. Go to Start→Control Panel→Network and Sharing Center. Change adapter settings -> and for Lan and Wi-fi do this just opposite! 1 or 2.

So you need to uncheck "Allow other network users to connect through this computer's Internet connection check box".

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on win 8 I was still getting that message until I selected both network interfaces and then right clicked on one and selected 'bridge interfaces' – edzillion Mar 30 at 12:01

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