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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Configure linux machine as bridge/switch and end device

At my home, I have two desktop PCs in two rooms. The router / DSL modem is in one of these rooms. Now I want to configure a home server (having 2 LAN ports, running 24/7) in the corridor between the ...
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How do I use a Mac as switch (or bridge two interfaces)

I need to put a wired device (Blue-ray player), on my home wireless network's subnet, via the mac's wifi connection, as there is no wired connections upstairs. To be more clear, what I'd like is: ...
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Bridging two wireless NICs in Debian - network unreachable

I'm trying to make a DIY wireless repeater using old hardware and Debian, but I'm encountering some difficulties (more details below). Hardware: EeePC 900 w/Atheros wireless card (kernel driver ...
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extending wired network through wireless connected computer

I have a windows 7 system connected to my home network through wireless. The system has an unused wired NIC. I have installed a smart TV next to the system. I would like to connect the TV to my home ...
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VMWare networking mode (NAT)

I've created a new WinXP vitual machine on my win7 using VMware player. This virtual machine is using NAT (10.0.0.0/24) and has a WAMP server running. I want this to be NAT as I want the server to be ...
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Unable to access the internet from my VirtualBox CentOS VM via wireless connection

I have a VirtualBox CentOS VM setup on my Windows 7 machine. I can ping my router, however I am unable to access the outside world. In Windows I have three network connections setup: Wireless ...
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How do I set permanent IP for my VirtualBox using Bridge adapter?

I'm running a web (development) server on my Virtualbox (Ubuntu 11.1). I'm moving around a lot and thus I get various IP addresses on my computer. Each time I get a new IP adr I have to change ...
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Bridge is not forwarding DHCP reply

My setup is as following: Using kvm and tap-interfaces I have two vms running. The two tap-interfaces are connected via a bridge. On tap0 I have a DHCP-server running, on tap1 I executed a "dhclient". ...
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Is there a way to connect a USB portable media storage device to a SCSI host?

I have a Roland XV5080 sampler, which has SCSI interface, so I can attach HDD and CD drive to it. But I really don't need SCSI performance, the sampler loads all stuff into memory (it has 64 Mbyte). ...
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VirtualBox network configuration

I have a CentOS 6.1 virtual machine, virtualized with VirtualBox on Windows XP. This machine hosts my local development MySQL server. I'd like to find the correct network configuration, so that: my ...
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Can't ping Linux IPv6 bridge from host

I'm using a Linux box with two network interfaces as bridge (br0) and one system (X) behind the bridge with its own IPv6 address configured. Its other end is connected to a router. The bridge ...
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Linux Bridge Won't Forward Packets?

I am trying to share my Wifi internet connection on my laptop with a desktop computer temporarily. I have set up a bridge between wlan0 and eth0 (called br0), got an address on br0 from dhcp, and even ...
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Using Virtualbox Bridge Networking fails connection from Guest OS to Oracle XE running on Host

I am trying to make a JDBC connection from a VirtualBox Ubuntu Guest OS to an Oracle XE database running o Host. However, the connection is refused. Here are the details of my environment: ...
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eth1 ethernet adapter stopped loading in Ubuntu

I have had a working setup for 3 weeks which suddenly stopped working this morning. I can't identify what changed. I have two network interfaces on my main (Ubuntu 10.10) PC; eth0 is an ethernet card ...
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Can “universal wifi adapters” be connected to a switch instead of a end device?

I have been looking at "universal wifi adapters" (ethernet in/wifi out, looks like ethernet from the client side but speaks wifi) like the netgear wnce2001 for bridging the ethernet from a switch to ...
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Bridging multiple routers

I am currently living through router config hell. My main internet connection is in living room A. It is an PPPoE ethernet cable which goes into main WiFi router WR1 (IP 192.168.1.1). This device ...
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How can I get the IP Address of a named Network Bridge in a batch file?

I have a Network Bridge showing in my Network connections. How can I find out its IP Address in a batch script?
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How to bond Ethernet and Airport Mac Pro

I have two internet services. I have a Verizon DSL 1.5m/768k and a Time Warner Cable 30m/384k. My Time Warner is coming in through an Airport Extreme which is wired via ethernet directly to my Mac ...
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How do I share my wireless internet connection over Ethernet?

I want to achieve the same thing with Windows XP that I do with Mac OS X. On my Mac I use "Internet Sharing" from "Wi-Fi" to "Ethernet". What I'm trying to do is connect my freesat top-set box to my ...
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How can I connect two laptops with a USB network link (bridge)?

What is a USB network link (bridge)? I bought one, but when connecting two laptops they still cannot see each other. How can I do this?
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How can I combine two ISP connections wirelessly to create one wireless network between two homes?

In a Windows 7 environment, can 2 neighbors establish a combined, wirelessly connected, bridged network in order to share both broadband access points AND files across a Homegroup environment or the ...
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dsl modem with wifi in bridge mode to firewall/router, how to get wifi to downstream network

Comtrend CT-5361T setup in Bridge Mode to pass traffic to downstream ZyWall2PLUS router/firewall. Works good and downstream computers on that network have access to internet. The Comtrend has a wifi ...
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Bridging two internal VirtualBox networks

I'm attempting to test out a piece of networking software that simulates delay between different network segments. In order to simulate the delays the software creates a bridge between two of its ...
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How can I install bridge-util on Mac OS X?

I want to install the bridge-utils package on my Mac OS X system. How can I do that? I can't find bridge-utils in Fink or MacPorts.
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Server behind modem not reachable, “connection refused” [closed]

I have a Clear modem and a Netgear router that I set up last week. I have a server behind the router. I was forwarding all traffic from the Clear modem to the router, and then SSH-specific traffic ...
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Router in bridge mode

I'm setting up a new router to be an access point in bridge mode. Here is how my network is layed out: On side of property: - Internet - MikroTik router - Ubiquiti wireless radio Other side: - ...
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bridge networking using pppo

I amusing reliance netconnect from pppo. I have added vbox and vm in it. vm can access outside machines but other cant to vm. can anyone tell me how to bridge in ppp0?
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WRT54g router with DD-WRT firmware

I have a WRT54G router with DD-WRT firmware and have it set up as a wireless bridge. Currently it is connected to my main router and then I have a computer in the garage that connects to the WRT54G. ...
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Network Bridge on Windows XP - frequent disconnections

I have a laptop connected to internet via wireless and have a desktop which cannot connect to the wireless and I wished to share internet between the two. Thus, I posted a question on here and was ...
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How to convert PCIe x1 cables to work with x16 sized cards?

I have some PCIe x1 extension cables. I have some PCIe x16 video cards. I have some PCIe x16 (and one PCIe x1) outlets on my motherboard. What can I do to the PCIe x1 riser cables to make the ...
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second router: access point vs. bridge mode

I have my main router running Tomato. My second router is configured as an access point using a different channel as the main router, but the same SSID/WPA2 info. All the firewall stuff, plus DHCP is ...
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Bridging NDIS into local LAN

I'm out of my depth here. I'm currently accessing the internet on my desktop PC via an NDIS USB connection to my cellphone which is accessing the internet via 3G. I'd like a laptop to also share ...
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Second router on LAN is connected to other router via PPTP, but one network can't talk to the other

My ISP/Model router is set to 192.168.0.1 My DD-WRT is set to 192.168.0.80. A Linksys WRT300 that was flashed with a DD-WRT.BIN specifically for it (not the generic one). It uses the PPTP ...
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If I bridge a WiFi card to an ethernet card, then I connect another computer to the ethernet adapter is the router aware of this?

I have an ISP that only allows me to add seven computers to the wireless network, I have to call them and give them the computer MAC address. I have a computer that isn't authorized, and I have a ...
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Boost strength of router using multiple router's network through WAN

I have D-Link dir-600 router with dd-wrt firmware. I have two more APs belonging to my neighbors. can I use these APs to boost my routers strength over WAN. I can have physical access to neighbors ...
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Setup wireless network brigde interface (wlan0 with eth0) on linux

I'm user of a public wired network. My machine gets ip (always the same) from it. Now I want to connect to this network my phone (which is registered device in network and can get its own ip address). ...
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Disaster After Removing Two HDD From LaCie RAID 0 Case

This is the second time this has happened. I own a LaCie IDE RAID 0 Enclosure and the RAID went bad. The system gave me a warning that the data could be read from the RAID but that nothing could be ...
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VirtualBox bridged adapter not working under certain circumstances

I have VirtualBox 3.2.12 running on an Ubuntu 10.04 host. Usually, at work, I have my eth0 connected to a LAN with a static IP. If I bring my laptop home, I connect to the Internet via WiFi, with my ...
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Can't bridge WIFI and ethernet, because wireless disconnects when I connect ethernet cable

I want to Bridge my Windows 7 laptop's wireless and wired adapters. I just select my ethernet and WIFI adapter, and choose create bridge. However when plugging in ethernet cable, instantly my WIFI ...
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How to set up my network/bridging using Apple Airport equipment?

I'd like to set up my network like this, and I want to make sure it's possible using the hardware I have. I think it should be... I've got my cable modem in one room. I want to plug it into an Apple ...
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Ubuntu Laptop as a wireless hotspot on bridge mode

I have a wired router to which my ubuntu laptop connects via ethernet. The wierless NIC of the laptop acts as a wireless hotspot on master mode. I use hostapd fo this. I have bridged eth0 and wlan0, ...
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System With Two Network Adapters

My system has a NIC (Marvell Yukon) built-into the motherboard, but I also have a D-Link (RealTek) card. I figure that using the D-Link and disabling the Marvell makes the most sense, though I'm ...
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STP recovery on tree root failure and recovery?

What happens in an STP topology if the root node fails then recovers? After the failure I guess that the two segments elect a new root for each one. When the old root returns, does it get back as ...
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VMWare Player: How to set up IP of VM with Network Adapter set to NAT

I set my Network Adapter to the NAT setting, and ran an ifconfig for my machine. All the I got back was eth0 and lo. eth0 has the static IP configured I configured back in the days where I was ...
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How do I configure routing table to add correct gateway?

I'm getting this error when I try to ping 8.8.8.8 from my Virtual Machine: PING 8.8.8.8 (8.8.8.8) 56(84) bytes of data. From 172.30.8.135: icmp_seq=1 Redirect Host(New nexthop: 172.30.8.254) From ...
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Connecting to VirtualBox guest (ubuntu) from host (osx) via NAT?

I have a VirtualBox guest (running Ubuntu) configured with NAT through my host laptop (running OSX). It was my understanding that with NAT configured, I could access the guest from the host (w/o any ...
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VirtualBox VM as Man-in-the-Middle for Network Bridge

I have a wired Ethernet port and a wireless port. I have a device connected directly to my PC (running Windows 7) by means of the Ethernet port and the device connects to the Internet, which is ...
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How to add a new entry to route table?

I have two computers host1 and host2. From host1 I can ping Vitrual Machines with IP addresses like 192.168.122.0/24 fine (there is a bridge for the Virtual Machines). But I cannot do that from host2. ...
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Recommend Ethernet switch/bridge/router (VPN client, server is linux)

Can anyone recommend a small, highly reliable VPN-client-capable router/switch? Should have 4-8 Ethernet LAN ports, although could be combined with a small switch to reach this. The WAN port will be ...
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I want to use a secondary wireless router to connect to my primary, all wirelessly. Do I need a bridge, access point, or repeater?

I realize there is plenty of documentation on this subject throughout superuser and the internet overall. However, it's almost like there's too much information and I need help sorting through it. ...