why must it be bridged?!

  StephenRogers 14:59 22 Sep 2006
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Using an ethernet local area network. I can only access the internet via my PC if I have bridged the 1394 connections to the ethernet connection.

so what are these 1394 connections and why do I need to bridge to them?

cheers

  ade.h 15:14 22 Sep 2006

You don't bridge these, since IEEE1394 is not strictly a network interface. Look up IEEE1394 on Wiki and you'll see what I mean. In fact, the 1394 interface can sometimes become bridged unexpectedly when the Network Setup Wizard is run, which causes problems rather than solves them.

Can you give me some more technical background to your network setup?

  StephenRogers 17:40 22 Sep 2006

Thanks - the mud is clearing! So the 1394's are firewire connections that have nothing to do with the network?

I've got a PC running XP home with an external USB broadband internet connection.

It's got 2 ethernet adapters, both of which are:
Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Ether

I have disabled 1 to simplify things

The other is connected (local area connection)and is both sending and receiving packets

Connected to the PC via a crossover cable I have a laptop running XP home

It's got an Intel (R0 PRO/100 VE Network Connection

Currently network connections are showing that nothing is bridged.
i can access the internet on the laptop via the PC.

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