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  • I am running windows 8.1 and need to bridge a wireless connection (connected to laptop) thru my LAN going to a camera system? I tried doing the way it would be done with windows 7 or vista but it does not work that way at all. Any help would be greatly appreciated>

    Thanks,

    Tuesday, January 6, 2015 5:39 AM

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  • Thanks for the help.  I did figure out the above issue.  I discovered 2 different ways of opening the network area, but only one of the ways (going thru search on the right side of screen) got me to the correct control panel that allowed me to bridge as directed in your link.  So I have figured that issue out.

    Now another issue has arose:  when I open the camera program an error message comes up "an instance is already running".  Now I'm assuming that it meant that the program was already running, but when I open task manager, it is not listed.  I tried deleting and reinstalling the program but it won't let me delete it, basically for the same reason "a file is in use and can't be deleted".  Is there somewhere else in win 8.1 that I can go to see whats running?

    Thanks,

    • Proposed as answer by Yolanda Zhu Monday, January 19, 2015 9:50 AM
    • Marked as answer by Yolanda Zhu Monday, January 19, 2015 9:51 AM
    Friday, January 9, 2015 1:39 PM

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  • Hi  Motrev63,

    How did you create the network bridge ? Can you view the bridge in the connections list ?
    Network bridge can be used to connect different networks and enable communication between them .To create a network ,we can refer to this link:
    Create a network bridge
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-hk/windows/create-network-bridge#1TC=windows-7

    When you create the bridge,have you got any error messages ?

    We can try to update or reinstall the network adapter drivers or manually install the network driver downloaded from the manufacturer website to have a check. Meanwhile, we can run the built-in network troubleshooter tool in the network and share center to diagnose the network to have a check.
    If the issue ,please check the Event Viewer for related error messages.

    Best regards


    Wednesday, January 7, 2015 10:53 AM
  • I am using windows 8.1 and when I tried to do the directions for win7, I noticed the following:

    I could not highlight both of the networks using the control key and when I right clicked (for the previous reason) I did not get a bridge option.  Please let me know how this can be done in windows 8.1.

    Thanks,

    Wednesday, January 7, 2015 3:37 PM
  • Hi motrev63,

    The issue is both of the two networks can`t be highlighted by pressing the Ctrl or you can highlight them but no bridge choice ? If it is possible ,please post a screenshot here.

    If you can highlight both the adapters ,try this ,check the bridge connection in the advanced tab:

    If both of the adapters cannot be highlighted ,try the solutions I have posted before ,update the adapter and diagnostic the adapter with tool.

    Apart from this ,you may need to check the sharing tabs of the  properties.Here is a link for reference:

    Windows 7 forum: Windows 7 Create network bridge

    http://forums.cnet.com/7723-19411_102-326988/windows-7-create-network-bridge/

    NOTE: This response contains a reference to a third party World Wide Web site. Microsoft is providing this information as a convenience to you. Microsoft does not control these sites and has not tested any software or information found on these sites.

    Best regards




    Friday, January 9, 2015 2:34 AM
  • Thanks for the help.  I did figure out the above issue.  I discovered 2 different ways of opening the network area, but only one of the ways (going thru search on the right side of screen) got me to the correct control panel that allowed me to bridge as directed in your link.  So I have figured that issue out.

    Now another issue has arose:  when I open the camera program an error message comes up "an instance is already running".  Now I'm assuming that it meant that the program was already running, but when I open task manager, it is not listed.  I tried deleting and reinstalling the program but it won't let me delete it, basically for the same reason "a file is in use and can't be deleted".  Is there somewhere else in win 8.1 that I can go to see whats running?

    Thanks,

    • Proposed as answer by Yolanda Zhu Monday, January 19, 2015 9:50 AM
    • Marked as answer by Yolanda Zhu Monday, January 19, 2015 9:51 AM
    Friday, January 9, 2015 1:39 PM
  • Is there somewhere else in win 8.1 that I can go to see whats running?

    Run ProcMon to see what is going on.  What if it is implemented as a service?  You would have to know what its module name and service name were.  I suppose you could try using  tasklist  /svc  in a command window to at least enumerate everything that way.

    Good luck



    Robert Aldwinckle
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    • Proposed as answer by Yolanda Zhu Monday, January 19, 2015 9:50 AM
    Friday, January 9, 2015 8:10 PM
  • Hi Mmotrev63,

    I am glad the network bridge has been created successfully.

    " I tried deleting and reinstalling the program but it won't let me delete it,"

    Have you tried to restart the machine to have a check ?

     "Is there somewhere else in win 8.1 that I can go to see whats running?"

    I agree with Robert you can use Process monitor to check what is going on.

    Process Monitor v3.1

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896645.aspx

    Best regards



    Monday, January 12, 2015 1:27 AM