Cannot access the Internet through Windows 7 bridge (solved)


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by Sandro » Sun Dec 23, 2012 2:17 pm
Hi, I'm a new Raspberry user, everything seems to work fine as for now, except for the Internet connection. I'm trying to connect the Pi using my Windows laptop as a bridge, as I read this is a common solution; the problem is: the Pi is connected to the laptop, as I am able to ping it, but there seems to be no Internet access (only for the Pi, the laptop is fully working). I really don't know what to do, I've read almost every thread related to this fact, but still no one of them helped me out. Thanks.
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by pjc123 » Sun Dec 23, 2012 7:46 pm
I was looking into different ways of doing this and someone recommended the free version of Connectify and it works great.

You can get it here (Connectify Hotspot Lite):

http://www.connectify.me/download-hotspot/
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by Sandro » Sun Dec 23, 2012 8:29 pm
pjc123 wrote:I was looking into different ways of doing this and someone recommended the free version of Connectify and it works great.

You can get it here (Connectify Hotspot Lite):

http://www.connectify.me/download-hotspot/

Thank you very much for the reply, but wouldn't it be possible by just using the network bridge feature of Windows 7? I read of many people doing this, and it seems that what they do is just turning it on and connecting the Pi to the pc, having Internet connection working without any particular issue... I don't know what could be wrong with me.
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by Burngate » Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:09 am
I tried using the Network Bridge feature in Windows 7 on my laptop, and just screwed everything up.
Success happened when I used Internet Connection Sharing instead.

I've not yet sussed out what the difference is between those two - maybe someone could enlighten me ;)
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by Sandro » Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:33 am
Burngate wrote:I tried using the Network Bridge feature in Windows 7 on my laptop, and just screwed everything up.
Success happened when I used Internet Connection Sharing instead.

I've not yet sussed out what the difference is between those two - maybe someone could enlighten me ;)


Thank you, I tried ICS before setting up the bridge, and it did not work.. I think I'm going to give it another try.
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by Sandro » Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:04 pm
Ok, when I turn Internet Connection Sharing on for my LAN connection, suddenly Internet stops working on the laptop too (failing the DNS search), and obviously nothing changes on the Pi's side.
Sorry for the double post.
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by schneidz » Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:47 pm
i do this in fedora linux with my acer revo running xbmc... should work similar on windows or mac.

if windows is still giving you problems perhaps you can test it out using a live-usb. the network-manager gui should be able to do it but i think commandline is more direct:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions ... ost3804866

come to think of it maybe there is some firewall rules that is preventing windows from sharing the internet.
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by Sandro » Mon Dec 24, 2012 2:14 pm
Not really sure how, but it seems I solved the problem, now everything works correctly : D
Thanks to everyone who tried to help me!
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