Briding network question

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by NYankees278, Jan 2, 2006.

  1. NYankees278

    NYankees278 Network Guru Member

    Alright so basically i wanted to bridge my internet connection throgh my pc to my xbox....i kno how to bridge connections using windows xp but in my situation i have windows there any way to use my wireless router to have some type of bridge from my internet through my pc to my xbox? thanks in advanced
  2. xrattiracer

    xrattiracer Network Guru Member

    i guess i dont understand the question. if the xbox can get on the net through the wireless router, why does the pc need to be part of the equation? (except for its own net access anyway, which it will also get from the router).
  3. NYankees278

    NYankees278 Network Guru Member

    basically i need to pass the intenet through the pc to the xbox so i can block certain ip adresses using a fire wall....there may not even be a need to use the router i dont kno...maybe there is a program....
  4. xrattiracer

    xrattiracer Network Guru Member

    the router is a firewall, why not use it to block ips?
  5. SAPo57

    SAPo57 Network Guru Member


    IP's have to do with the network, routers work with the network or the internet. On your PC you can only block or enable ip's coming into it, but on the router ip's can be blocked or whether to recieve certain incoming or outgoing traffic. IP addresses are detected and controlled through your router not your PC.

    YOUR ROUTER IS WHAT WILL SOLVE YOUR CONNECTION TO THE XBOX and use your computer to access the router.
  6. Guyfromhe

    Guyfromhe Network Guru Member

    The soloution depends on a couple things, if your running a wrt54g that you can run custom firmware on you can block certian IPs with that the default linksys firmware won't allow you to specify what IPs you want to block (unless the website blocking works for blocking a full IP but you'd need to test this to know for sure)... in any case you can bride two interfaces on your XP box if you want, I berlieve you select both interfaces (interface = network card, you need at least 2 in your PC to bridge) then right click and chooes bridge connection however this creates a layer 2 bridge and i'm not sure if you can firewall on a bridged interface in XP you'd need to try it... finally you could run some kind of proxy software on your PC and have it block access to certian sites... I think winroute pro will do NAT for you...
    best of luck.
  7. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    If you are connecting your xbox to one of the ethernet ports on your computer and have a NIC that is connected to the Internet, set the NIC to share the internet connection, which will let use ICS (i.e. Internet Connection Sharing). The IP Addresses of all the NIC on the computer will be set by ISC/ I believe the NIC that is connected to the Internet gets an IP Address of and the other NIC gets an address of Here is a link to instructions for Windows 98.
  8. Guyfromhe

    Guyfromhe Network Guru Member

    heh I always forget windows has ICS since i've never had to use it :p
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