Bridging wireless-to-wired in XP
I'm trying to use my WinXP laptop as a bridge to allow another system (a gamecube, actually) to connect to my network.
The way it's set up is that the laptop has built-in wireless, and can normally connect to the router (your standard linksys 802.11g deal) without any problems. This shows up as "Wireless Network Connection" on the network connections screen. It also has a wired setup ("Local Area Connection") which is usually disabled unless I need it. What I want to do here is get the connection to the router using the wireless, and then use the wired setup to let the gamecube connect through the laptop (running a LAN cable to this room is not an option... and yes, I am using a crossover cable here).
As I understand it, this could be accomplished by using the "network bridge" in XP. Now, I'd end up with a huge confusing post if I wrote down everything I tried, so I'll condense the problem for now:
After I create the bridge (using wireless and wired as the two connections), I can't get any connection from the router. Can't load any pages, and when I try to view the status of any of the connections, I see packets sent, but never recieved.
What could be causing this?