Network Bridge removes the need for routing and bridging hardware in a home or small office network that consists of multiple LAN segments. Network Bridge forwards traffic among the multiple LAN segments, making them appear to be a single IP subnet.
You see, two bridged ethernet connections (in this case wired and wireless) aren't treated as two connections anymore... they're now one interface, with one IP address, etc. As a result, when one section of the bridge fails, they both fail... My guess is that when you disconnect the wired connection, it's killing the bridge, hence the reason you can't get the wireless connection going.
Unless you have a good reason to bridge these connections, you may want to get rid of the bridge. Again, this is only a good idea if there isn't a good reason why the connections are bridged. If you don't know, find someone to ask.
I can't stress that enough.
If you decide to delete the bridge, click this link
. It doesn't specifically apply to your situation, but it does have some GREAT instructions on how to delete the bridge.
Let me know what you decide and I'm sorry for the long post.
Edited by Guse, 07 June 2005 - 07:37 AM.