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Windows XP network bridge problems...

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I have Windows XP Home Edition running on this PC and it pissed me off. I have a wireless network connection and a local network connection bridged. When i disconnect one of them and connect them again it says they are disconnected but i get the information through with internet explorer. i have to restart my computer to get them reconnected.

*I have all the latest updates and SP2.
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Hey 2coolforu,

Unfortunately, that is pretty much working as designed. Wireless networks send sync/management packets at regular intervals. When these packets are not received the router /access point determines the wireless network connection is down. With the wired connection even though it does not have the management overhead, once the media state is reported as disconnected, it takes a reboot to refresh the network connection settings- DNS/ARP cache..et al.
In otherwords, don't count on your network connections being "hot-swappable"
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