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Having trouble with the Mac Miniport bridge

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    Posts : 6
    Windows 8

    Having trouble with the Mac Miniport bridge


    My mac miniport birdge is not working when I try to connect it. It says "Please wait while windows bridges the connection" and when it is finished it does not bridge. I have spent a good few hours going threw fourms and stuff trying various things but nothing seems to help. I have also noticed that in one of the tutorials I followed(check the tutorial section of this post) it says to replace a certin type of WAN miniport bridge with "MAC Bridge Miniport" driver. I could not find this in the list. I am assumeing ethier something is screwed up or it's called something diffrent in windows 7. On my windows 7 machine it seems to be there and working. Anyone want to give there input or sugestions?

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    Tutorial:

    1. Right click on the non-working miniport, choose “Update Driver”.
    2. Choose “Browse my computer”.
    3. In the next window, choose “Let me pick driver from a list”.
    4. Uncheck “Show compatible hardware”. From the “Manufacturer” list, choose “Microsoft”, and from the “Network Adapter” list, choose “MAC Bridge Miniport”. (It can be any device the user is allowed to uninstall.)
    5. Back in the device manager, delete the device that just turned into the “MAC Bridge Miniport” device.

    Once done removing the bad miniports, reboot. Don’t skip this, it’s important. Otherwise there is a change things will go bad again.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8


    am I going to have to refresh windows uninstalling all those programs?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Having trouble with the Mac Miniport bridge
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