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This article describes how to prevent the Network Setup Wizard from creating a network bridge. When you run the Network Setup Wizard, the default option is to let the wizard automatically bridge connections. If you select this option, a network bridge is created. However, you may not want a network bridge to be created. You may want to complete the wizard without creating a network bridge.
By default, if two or more networking devices are installed on your computer during network setup, the Network Setup Wizard tries to set up a bridge connection between two network devices or between a device and a modem. The list of assumed networking devices includes the following devices:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/816486/ )Windows XP Setup creates a network bridge between two or more network devices
For additional information, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308522/ )Description of the Network Setup Wizard in Windows
823305For more information about network bridges, search for the "network bridge" topic in Help and Support.
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/823305/ )You cannot connect to other computers after running Network Setup Wizard