Bridge is the term used in computing to describe a device that connects two or more networks that use different protocols or equal to two segments of the same network using the same protocol, for example, ethernet or token ring.

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Can't Bridge Windows 8 Ethernet and Wireless Adapter

I'm trying to bridge my Windows 8 laptop's wired and wireless adapters so I can get internet on an older computer (not that old it's running Windows 7 Ultimate). I did this before a while back but now ...
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How can I link two network interfaces under linux?

Okay, here goes. I am running linux kernel 3.0.35 on an armv7 processor, and I don't have a C compiler or GNU make. Therefore, apart from other GNU tools and standalone ARM binaries, I have few ...
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Ubiquiti nanostation or nanobridge?

I need to set up a wireless bridge between two buildings. The buildings themselves are only about 150-200ft apart, but they're across a parking lot from each other, and there's no underground conduit ...
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QEMU guest and Linux host networking configuration

+-----------------------+ +---------------------+ | bro - Host - Linux | | Guest - QEMU- Linux | | +------+ +------+ | | eth0 | | | tap0 |----| eth0 | | ...
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“Prioritize” traffic behind a switch to stay behind a switch

I have a few devices plugged into a Linksys SE2500 switch, which then plugged into an Airport Express (acting as a wireless bridge), which connects wirelessly to some Comcast modem/router. The ...
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Connect internet camera and bridge/forward IP traffic

I have an Ubuntu (14.04) machine with two Ethernet cards. One Ethernet card (eth0) is connected to the office network. The machine is addressable from the outside Internet. I have a Web camera that ...
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Unable to Dial modem using LAN cable

I have a modem router , D-Link DSL-2520U, which has an ADSL cable. The modem router is connected to a Wireless Router TP-LINK TL-WR740N using a LAN cable. My devices connect wirelessly to the TP-LINK. ...
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(Windows 7)Bridge: (tap+wifi) -> ok, (tap+ethernet) -> dhcp is not working. What are possible problems?

All this happen on win 7. I set up the ovpn bridged connection with wifi+tap bridged, and it worked fine. Now I need to make it use ethernet instead of wifi, but bridging of ethenet+tap has issues: ...
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Will a dhcp server work as VirtualBox guest on a bridged interface?

I do LAN gaming a lot. :) However, the game i´ll host this time will need some dns to "forward" requests to a server inside this lan and i thought: Why not to create a dhcp-server inside a VM so ...
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VMWare Player - How to bridge network connection between host and guest OS

My host OS is windows 8 and my guest OS is lubuntu. Basically, I am trying to run a Django server form my guest OS on 0.0.0.0:8000 so that I can access it from my host OS. I posted how I can access ...
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Network bridge in Windows 7 immediately drops internet access on host computer

I'm trying to bridge my laptop's wireless internet connection to my PS4 (the PS4 has spotty wireless while my laptop does not), but every time I bridge the wireless adapter's connection with the wired ...
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Wrapping a point-to-point link

I'm using a pair of IP radios (non-WiFi) to bridge my office engineering LAN (172.0.0.0/8) to a lab in another building. The radios work fine, but they expose a web management interface I'd like to ...
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how to share internet connection from wireless to wired using bridge on windows 7

I have two machine. I need share the internet from one to another. Machine 1 with two adapter. OS: WINDOWS 7 WIRELESS NETWORK ADAPTER has connected to Internet. There is no share tab for this ...
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After connecting wlan0 to bridge interface (and then removing it), can't connect to AP

I'm on a laptop running Debian Jessie with kernel 3.13-1-amd64; lspci shows that my wireless NIC + driver is 04:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Wireless 3160 (rev 83) Subsystem: Intel ...
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bridge LAN and Wi-Fi networks

I have two independent networks one is LAN network over Mikrotik router and another is wifi network over belkin router. Both are having independent internet connection. I want to make bridge between ...
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Odd behavior with Airport Express connected to existing network

At my business I have set up a network to accommodate both wired and wireless connections. My setup includes a Motorola Surfboard SB6141 cable modem, an Ethernet switch, and two Airport Express ...
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bridge does not forwarding packets centos

I am using CentOS 6.5 64 and use xen to create a virtual machine (CentOS) ifconfig [root@CentOS ~]# ifconfig eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 08:00:27:54:B3:FA inet6 addr: ...
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DD Wrt Wifi bridge connection breaking

I have a DD Wrt connected to a DD Wrt router as a Router - Client bridge setup. It works fine for sometime, but occasionally, it appears to stop communicating to the router, or internet.. not sure. ...
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Home router/bridge connection problems

At home I have a Dlink DAP-1525 Wi-Fi extender which I have been using as a bridge to my desktop. The extender and the desktop are located in my office and they are connected via an Ethernet cable. ...
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(Resolved) Bridging networks issue

The architecture is: [ Router 1 ] [ Router 2 ] [ Router 3 ] [ aDSL Router ]---UtpCable---[wireless router]---UtpCable---[wireless router] [192.168.1.254] ...
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How to call something between a bridge and a router?

A proper router: Different IP subnetworks each sides; Sends packets from single MAC address; Does not require promiscuous mode; Broadcasts are not usually propogated; Maintains table of IP-MAC ...
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Linux VLAN as a true “wire equivalent” connection?

This is a complete rewrite of the original question, due mainly to the great confusion my original ignorance caused. That confusion was so severe, I decided the original question had to go away, so ...
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Is wireless bridge gives the ip on same subnet

I have got one server which i want to put in garage but i can't get the any LAN cable from router to that server. so someone told me to use wireless bridge. I am thinking fo getting this one i ...
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Blocking an outbound port for a bridge'd nat'd inteface

eth0 and wlan0 are bridged to br0, and have access to the outside world through eth1 and NAT. I'd like to block an outbound port on wlan0, but leave it open for eth0.
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If repeaters/hubs are connected into a loop, rather than bridges, what happens when somebody transmits?

On a network, repeaters(hubs) are connected into a loop, instead of using bridges. What happens when a transmission is made?
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Enabling a bridged NIC in WMWare fails because of pending update

I run a virtual machine under VMWare Workstation 10.0.1 build-1379776, on a Windows 7 Pro 64 bits desktop. The virtual machine having problems is an Endian firewall community edition 2.5.2, although I ...
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Bridging vlans across en0 on OSX 10.9

I'm setting up to run virtual machines to as sample clients with different usage profiles. To do this, the VMs need to run on different vlans to each other, and to the main machine. The switch is ...
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Improve LAN performance with bridging modem

I have ZTE ZXHN H208N ADSL modem that works in routing mode in our LAN. Because of poor performance, I have put it in bridge mode with Mikrotik RouterBOARD 493 and that worked (I had internet access), ...
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merge two net adapters for better stability and bandwidth

On Windows 8 x64 I use two main methods of connectivity: wifi usb 3G modem Both have stability issues. Each has a theoritical max of 512kbps from the ISP. What is a hopefully simple, built-in to ...
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OpenVSwitch no traffic on bridge

I setup a bridge(br-int) with OpenVSwitch and plugged in eth3 which is connected to a hub. When other computers send traffic on this hub, I can get those traffic on eth3. However, if I try to do that ...
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Strange bridge behaviour, need sugestions

I have this 3 machines with this setup Computer1----Computer with Ubuntu 12.04-----Computer2 Computer1 have IP 192.168.10.1 and Computer2 have 192.168.10.10. My computer with Ubuntu have 2 ethernet ...
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What is wrong if some network traffic is only working out of a bridged VM but not on the host OS?

I'm in the situation that IMAP/SSL connections from my PC to all imap servers are failing on my PC. (more details there) After experimenting, I have now established that: On the Win7 64bit host, ...
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Setting up a wifi hotspot with brctl and hostapd

I am trying to set up a wifi hotspot using brctl and hostapd on Debian GNU/Linux but it seems it does not work. The steps I follow are the following: echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward brctl ...
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No connectivity in virtual machine (kvm)

I have installed virtual machine using kvm. But i cant access network . My ifconfig shows the following [root@server recorder]# ifconfig br0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr E0:CB:4E:DD:88:CF ...
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Wifi repeater and Captive Portal

I've been trying to use a router's Wifi Repeater Mode to access a Wifi network that uses a Captive Portal. So in order to get out to the internet, I have to pass through the captive portal in a web ...
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How to configure a TP-Link N600 to act as a repeater

I have a router TP-LINK N600 (TD-W8980) and an Alcatel Y800 (Mobile WiFi device with a 4G SIM inside) The Y800 is connected to the internet (and any device can connect wirelessly to it and get ...
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Can the number of connections on my 2ndary router slow down my internet access on my primary router? [duplicate]

I previously used a modem/router that Verizon mailed to us when we signed up as our sole internet hub, but I've been experiencing strange/intermittent/slow internet speeds (almost always around ...
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Is the idea that a switch is a multiport bridge accurate?

I think there are at least 3 differences: switches don't allow multiple mac addresses belonging to each port Switches don't use the fast spanning tree and use different management mechanism switches ...
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Linux Ethernet Bridge (bridge-utils) does not reply to arp requests

I am having problems with my newly created linux bridge. Scenario: "PC1 (eth0)" <-> (eth2) "BridgePC (eth0)" <-> "(eth0) PC2" bridge "br0" is up and running. DHCP broadcasts are forwarded from ...
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SSH To Ubuntu through Bridged Connection

At the moment i have a small 2 computer network that i am trying to get to work how i want. I have a laptop which has a networking card which has wifi and Ethernet connections. This laptop is bridged ...
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Does a network bridge maintain the topo a bridged lan?

As the title suggest. Let's say we have switch A, B, C and A connect to B with bridge D, and B to C with E. A <--> D <--> B <--> E <--> C Does D know the mac of nics ...
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Does a switch know the mac address of other port of a bridge?

Let's say we have switches A and B, they are connected by bridge C. Does A knows about the mac of nics connected to B? Is it true that every time when nic on A want to send a frame to nic on B, the ...
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Bridging two different Jabber MUC's

I am a webmaster of a gaming clan. We have a Jabber powered MUC inside the game, and we have another MUC that came with our website. I was wondering if there is anyway to link them so we could have a ...
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Connecting router clients from LAN and WLAN on the Netgear WNDR3700

I have the Netgear WNDR3700 router, and I can't see computers that are are connected via WLAN from computers that are connected via LAN. Is there a way to set it up so they can see each other?
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VirtualBox Ubuntu guest: alternating between network adapters at home/office

Edit: Added a use case for CIFS Setup: Host: Windows 7 SP2 64bit Guest: Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS 64bit (on VirtualBox 4.3.0) The host laptop has a 2 network adapters: A USB-pluggable WiFi module An ...
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Make a bridge on my mac

I have a Mac with WiFi connected to a router, internet works just fine there. I also have a PC with Linux Mint, and no wireless network card, so I connected them with a cable one to the other. Have ...
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Disable NAT/bridge LAN to router's network

I'm at a third world country, connected to a neighborhood ISP (an ISP that serves neighboring neighborhoods) and they have some "value-added services" where they have FTP servers and Windows shares on ...
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Bridge vs router for faster NAS access

My current network configuration comprises two routers, one of which [main] takes care of the wired part of my home network, the other of which [wifi] provides WiFi connectivity. The wired router is ...
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Linux - bridging eth0 and at0 with brctl

The problem is as follows: I have a router running a DHCP server connected (with a cable) to a computer with a wireless card. I want to create and ad-hoc network using airbase-ng then bridge it to ...
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brctl Not working fine with bridging eth0 and at0

I made an access point with airbase-ng and its at0 I tried to bridge my eth0 and at0 by brctl addbr demo brctl addif demo eth0 brctl addif demo at0 brctl demo up dhclient3 demo & already removed ...