Well I tried to set up my Intel BG2200 Wireless NIC as a Network Bridge member (to use it with coLinux virtual NIC, TAP Adapter). Well as soon my Network Bridge was created, my Wireless NIC stopped to work. I think this is because of the WLAN-Transport Protocol which the Intel NIC relies on…
A statement from the Intel support site:
The Network Bridge feature is not supported in software versions 7.1.3.x, 8.x.x.x, 9.x.x.x or 10.x.x.x. (Intel PRO/Wireless 2100/2200/2915/3945).
Damn, this WLAN NIC is so cheap! Packet injection for example is also not supported.
Anyway, I found 2 other interesting articles about the Windows XP Network Bridge feature:
1) Wireless NIC’s which don’t support promiscuous mode:
Force compatibility mode for non-promiscuous mode WLAN NIC’s:
> netsh bridge show adapter
Get the ID of your WLAN NIC
> netsh bridge set adapter X forcecompatmode=enable
2) Improve performance:
Select the option “Disable NetBIOS over TCP/IP” (TCP/IP Protocol – WINS Tab) *may* improve performance.