XP Network Bridge Fix

Today I've been frustrated trying to get my Zaurus to connect to the internet through it's cradle using a XP network bridge. I could ping the XP machine, but I could not ping any other computer on my network or the internet for that matter. Networking on the XP machine worked just fine. After hours of searching I found this post: XP Network Bridge Problem

Basically at the command line type:

C:\>netsh bridge show adapter
 
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ID AdapterFriendlyName ForceCompatibilityMode
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1 Local Area Connection 2 enabled
2 Local Area Connection enabled
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Note: the post didn't say how to find the adapter number so I changed adapter 2 first. After that didn't work I figured out the above command. That's why the output show both adapters in ForceCompatabilityMode

From the list pick the Adapter that isn't working and use the following command:

C:\>netsh bridge set adapter 1 forcecompatmode=enable

Worked like a charm.

Update! 7/19/2006

Evidently leaving the ForceCompatablilityMode enabled is bad for vmware's bridging mode. I couldn't see the network. So I had to turn it off for my XP box's connection.
netsh bridge set adapter 2 forcecompatmode=disable

So now when I type the command:

C:\>netsh bridge show adapter

———————————————————————-
ID AdapterFriendlyName ForceCompatibilityMode
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1 Local Area Connection 2 enabled
2 Local Area Connection disabled
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