I have my RPi running connected to a Windows 7 machine with a crossover cable - that W7 machine itself is connected to the internet (DSL) via WiFi. Originally I simply configured Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) and set its IP as gateway. This worked. However, I would rather prefer my WiFi router to issue an IP to the RPi. So I changed my
/etc/network/interfaces to autostart the connection with DHCP.
Then I bridged my ethernet socket (the one the RPi is connected to) and the WiFi adapter. The connection received the IP 192.168.1.6 from the WiFi router.
When restarting my network connection on the RPi, it turns out I also get 192.168.1.6 as my IP. And that's the problem.
How comes that the RPi identifies the WiFi router correctly, but then offers the same IP for lease again. Any ideas how to resolve the issue on the RPi?
In a packet sniffer I see the packets from the RPi when I run a
ping, but it never makes it across the bridge.