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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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 a newly created Linux bridge. The architecture is: PC1 (eth0) <---> (eth2) BridgePC (eth0) <---> (eth0) PC2 BridgePC is a virtual machine (ESXi ...
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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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Setting up a Network Bridge on Linux VM (Windows 7 Host)

I would like to use NetEm to simulate a low bandwidth environment while testing an Internet-connected device. My plan is to setup a bridge in a Linux VM (Linux Mint 13) on a Windows 7 host. ...
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Virtual Box Networking; How to configure bridged networking on Windows 7

I have VirtualBox on Windows 7. I have two virtual machines running RHEL, that work fine when the network is set to NAT. However I want to change the network adapters for the VM's to bridged in stead ...
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Using my TL-WR1043ND router as a Wireless Bridge AP - Get no IP on it

I want to use this setup: -- Cable connection ~~ Wireless connection Internet--WNDR3700~~TL-WR1043ND--PC ...
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How to access bridged Mac from behind the bridge?

In another thread, it was suggested that the way to bridge two Ethernet ports on a Mac running Mountain Lion was to run the following: sudo ifconfig bridge0 create sudo ifconfig bridge0 addm ...
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Traffic shaping advice

I've been searching the topic I'm looking for for a quite some time, then I decide to ask my own question because I'm so confused right now. First thing first, here is the background information you ...
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Connection to DSL failed after configuring Bridge in centOS

I run CentOS 6.4. After configuring bridge I am unable to connect to internet through PPPoE Bsnl Dsl. I set up the bridge as follows: DEVICE="br0" NM_CONTROLLED="no" ONBOOT=yes TYPE=Bridge ...
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Unable to get DD-WRT router set up as a Client Bridge to access the internet

I have a couple of network security cameras that use PoE and I would like to use them outdoors. The problem is that I do not have network ports anywhere outside, so the solution I came up with was to ...
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Openwrt br-lan issue

I just compiled OpenWrt (attitude_adjustment) without firewall When enter ifconfig no br-lan appear, moreover eth1 static ip doesn't show : root@OpenWrt:/# ifconfig eth0 Link encap:Ethernet ...
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Tether wired internet from Desktop to laptop via wireless

What I have : Desktop, wired internet access to a wired-only router Laptop, wireless capable Windows 8.1 Preview on both computers - it's practically Windows 8 with some UI touches and performance ...
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sharing Internet connection with 2 nic

OK I may not have done all the research but I see by virtualrouting.codeplex.com that it is possible... I am running into an issue. I have currently broadband access connecting to the wan port of my ...
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Converting a cat5 to RJ45 for a wireless cisco router [closed]

I have a two level house. My modem and my first router are in the first floor. When we go to the second floor, the signal is very weak. I have an extra cisco wireless router that I can use as a bridge ...
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Setting up bridged OpenVPN server with single public IP NIC

I've been trying to set up a bridged OpenVPN server without much success. I've got VPS running Ubuntu with one NIC, which has assigned static public IP to it. I want to be able to have a couple of ...
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Windows 8 network bridge losing connectivity

I have a Windows 8 computer, set up to connect to a wireless network, with a network bridge to pass the network on to a NAS box (running FreeNAS) over ethernet. In general, this set up works fine. It ...
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Direct connect device to ethernet port on pc, and give it internet access through my wireless

Ok, bear with me this is going to be a long explanation. I have my PC(Ethernet) and a PS2(Ethernet) connected a router(B). My PC is also connected to my homes wireless(A) connection for the internet. ...
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How to create bridge with hostapd

I want to bridge traffic between wired eth and WiFi interfaces in the same PC. WiFi interface I want to operate as access point. I use hostapd for it. Using brctl I create bridge and add eth0 ...
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How-to set up a network bridge on a laptop for LXC use?

I am on a laptop using libvirt to run some containers. By default it uses the default network provided by libvirt and the containers have a 192.168.122.0/24 network. What I am trying to accomplish ...
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Do all USB3.0 to SATA adapters present to OS as USB Mass Storage?

My first experience with external USB hard drive enclosures was with Windows 98SE. At that time, drives were IDE, not SATA, and I remember that after drivers were installed (I remember using one ...
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Configure WiFi router DHCP to assign IPs outside of subnet?

I have a slightly unusual issue with configuring a Wifi router on a shared office space network: We have a single ethernet connection to a building wide router A and we want to run a WiFi access ...
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Re-distributing ethernet through wireless

I'm looking to re-broadcast a wired network that normally goes through a router through my PC on it's wireless card. I'm running Win 7 Ultimate or Ubuntu 12.10, I have dual boot. I can bridge the ...
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Unbridging connection can't detect LAN?

I created a bridge connection with LAN and Wireless Adapter via Windows 7; works out ok for me and I decided to remove it. After removing, I can't seem to detect my LAN connection (diagnosing the LAN ...
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No 'sharing' tab when attempting to connect laptop with xbox 360

I am using a Sony Vaio Series SR, Windows Vista and have followed a number of forums and threads on how to resolve the issue. The issue is that when I go to Control Panel > Network and Sharing Center ...
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Use ZyXEL WAP 3205 as LAN to WLAN bridge

I've got the following devices: ZyXEL WAP3205 WLAN Access Point [WAP] Comcast / Ubee device with 1 LAN port [COM] Laptop with LAN and WLAN [CLIENT] I want to connect WAP to COM via the LAN port ...
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Using multiple Networks on 1 Bridge

Im using 2 TP-Link TL-WA7510N to bridge a internet connection the connection is using a captive portal for my guests via pfsense. What i would like to do now is run a pc on the same connection without ...
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Bridging Wifi to Ethernet on Ubuntu not working

When running Windows I was able to bridge my wifi connect through my laptops Ethernet connection so a range of ethernet only devices could piggy back off my wifi (Raspberry Pi, Xbox etc etc). I am ...
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Does bridging two network interfaces prevent web server access running on the host?

I have a Raspberry Pi setup as a wireless bridge for an XBox (i.e. Ethernet bridged to the wifi). Currently I can plug in a keyboard directly to reconfigure. Since the bridging works at the lowest two ...
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How to set route for multiple PPPOE Connection

Assume that I have 3 bridged network interface named br0 , br1 , br2 I set up 3 PPPoE connection on these interface named ppp0 , ppp1 , ppp2 Now I set up 3 another bridged network interface br3 , ...
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Virtual Box Router - Windows Host, Linux Guest

I currently have Ubuntu Server running as the Guest OS in Virtual Box on a Windows 7 Host. The Ubuntu Server gets its IP from DHCP and is Bridged to the my Network Adapter. I've disabled Internet ...
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How do I bridge a connection from Wi-Fi to TAP on Mac OS X? (for the emulator QEMU)

I'm trying to setup a bridge between my Wi-Fi connection and an emulator (QEMU). I need a virtual machine to be on the same LAN as the host, with its own IP address. QEMU requires using a TAP ...
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How to identify that one of the bridge interfaces(SW bridge in linux) is down?

I have a board. This board have two interfaces one eth0 and other usb0. eth0 port is connected with network. and usb0 port is connected to another device With the help of bridge-utils, I am able to ...