|Manage Network Bridge Feature (Windows XP)|
Category: Home > Network
Windows XP includes a new feature called Network Bridge, which lets you connect disparate media types into one seamless network. This tweak allows you to control forwarding and settings associated with this feature.
Open your registry and find the key below.
Create or modify the DWORD values from the table and set them to "1" to disable the feature, or "0" (default) to enable it.
Restart Windows for the change to take effect.
- DisableForwarding - disable forwarding
- DisableSTA - disable spanning tree algorithm
Note: This Microsoft article provides further information on the Windows XP Network Bridging feature: http://www.microsoft.com/WindowsXP/pro/techinfo/administration/homenetbridge/default.asp
|(Default)||REG_SZ||(value not set)|
System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\BridgeMP]|
Name: DisableForwarding, DisableSTA
Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value: (0 = default, 1 = disable features)
Disclaimer: Modifying the registry can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. We cannot guarantee that problems resulting from modifications to the registry can be solved. Use the information provided at your own risk.
Last Modified: January 1, 2003