So my problem is with setting with bridging - I have two 1000 onboard ports and I want to make them act like a single connection. A while ago a friend who is on the same ISP as me got a 10/100 card and bridged it to his onboard port and got double the speed! His limit was around 1.8 MB/s and after the bridge it was a solid 3.5MB/s. So I got a 5-port Netgear switch, bought another IP and I made annother LAN connection. Each of the connections work with around 5MB/s, which is my limit, but I want want to use double bandwith on one PC. So when I bridge the two connections their IPs disappear and tge bridge gets 0.0.0.0 everywhere (IP, gate, subnet mask). So my question is - do I have to buy another IP from my ISP and set it up on the bridge, or is the bridge supposed to get some fake IP automatically? I know that this trick works with my ISP, but I don't remember what settings my friend had and I SUCK at networking. Help please.