.Net ramblings
# Monday, 17 January 2005
[FIX] Network bridge with Wireless + Wired connections is slow

Many thanks to James Crossley for his post on google which saved me a lot of bother.

"I have a wired network and an ad-hoc wireless network bridged on a Windows XP machine, which is also connected to broadband. The wired side ran fine but the wireless side ran very slowly (around 500kbps).
It ran at full speed when out of the bridge. The fix for this was:

  1. Run cmd (start, run, type cmd)
  2. type : "netsh bridge show adapter". Check which number is your wireless adpater.
  3. type : "netsh bridge set adapter x forcecompatmode=enable", where x is the number of your wireless adapter.

After I ran this, the network ran at full speed in the bridge."

This worked for me too.  both interfaces are running at normal speeds.


Monday, 17 January 2005 12:33:11 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [2]  General | Windows Server

Wednesday, 01 December 2010 17:16:09 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
This is... great!!! worked 100%, quick too. thanks a lot.
Daniel Smith
Sunday, 22 January 2012 02:34:43 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
If the wired connection is slow, have x be the number of the LAN adapter. Example: My laptop is connected through wifi.
I have a bridge going to a desktop. The laptop's internet is fine, but the desktop's is slow. I ran this, and everything is
fine. Thanks!
Sam
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