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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cannot ssh to computer behind a dd-wrt bridge

In my home network , i have dd-wrt router in another room , which bridges wifi from main home router (linksys) to the computers wired behind dd-wrt router. Now I cannot ssh from my laptop ( ...
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Looking for home networking hardware and software advice [closed]

Note: I originally wrote this up in a blog post. I've recently moved home and I now need to go to the trouble of sorting out my home network yet again. We had Virgin broadband in Hertford but you ...
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How to share Internet connection on Mac OS X to Virtualbox vm's using Host-only

In one line: is the following possible: AirPort <- Mac OS X bridge -> vbox-Host-only -> VM's On a Mac OS X, I have VirtualBox with a virtual machine. For now I have configured 2 interfaces for my ...
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What device can create wireless network while connecting to an ethernet router

I have access to an ethernet port of a wireless router. I simply connect my laptop to it via an ethernet cable. There are a total of four such ports on the wireless router. Now I want to connect a ...
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Bridging my laptop's wireless and wired adaptors

I would like to be able to connect a desktop computer that does not have a wireless adapter to my wireless network. I could just run a network cable from my ADSL/wireless router to the desktop ...
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How can I use Linksys WPSM54G print server as a bridge for another machine AND also share the printer

I have a Linksys WPMS54G currently sharing a printer via the USB port with the rest of my network via the wireless. Is there any way to set it up so that the ethernet port is bridged over the ...
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How to get my W2003-server (back) into the web (after setting up bridged networking)

I have recently set up Virtualbox on a W2003-Server (which is also used as webserver, accessed from the web). My vbox worked nicely, but then I wanted more, I wanted to have the vm appear in the ...
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Why is my network bridge not working in Windows 7?

I can set up a network bridge in Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 on this machine without any troubles. But when I try the following under Windows 7 Select two local network connection, Click ...
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How do I disable auto-negotiation on DD-WRT?

I have a WRT54GL router with DD-WRT firmware installed, and have the exact same situation as exposed in this thread. The problem is, I don't know how to disable the auto-negotiation on the router ...
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cablemodem get ip behind bridge

My actual modem is Scientific Atlanta DCP2100r2. Problem : Since public IP depends on the MAC address (like any usual dhcp I think), the modem is not giving an IP to a network card behind a bridge. ...
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How do I bridge my Westell 9100 with another router?

I switched ISPs, and the new router/modem they gave me is a Westell 9100 VM60-10. I'm having all sorts of wireless problems with it, so I'd like to use it as a simple data bridge to my old router ...
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Please recommend a good wifi to ethernet device [closed]

I need that because I am running a free version of iESX server and there is very little that I can configure in the OS itself. The server is sitting rather far from my router and I want to get rid of ...
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How do I get a bridge network to work for VirtualBox with Linux guest on a Mac OS X host

Does anybody have the step by step configuration process that would allow VirtualBox running a Linux/Ubuntu guest on a Mac OS X host use the bridge type network using Ethernet and wireless? I have ...
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Wireless network relay?

Is there hardware (links would be great) that can connect to the wireless internet already in my house and provide hard links to other hardware? Basically the problem is that my basement is not wired ...
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Setting up a bridged network with VMware Fusion

I'm currently playing with VMware Fusion on Mac OS X 10.6 with an Ubuntu Server 9.10 as guest OS. VMware is configured for bridged networking (automatic detection). But there is no internet access and ...
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Ubuntu wireless->wired bridge

I'm having a lot of trouble trying to figure out how to connect to a wireless network on my ubuntu 9.10 laptop and have it act as a bridge to a LAN network. House Wifi router <-> laptop <-> ...
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OpenVPN connects, but I can't see the network

I'm trying to setup openvpn in bridge mode. I've done this before on a openbsd router. Now I have an internal machine that is running openbsd. the client is a windows 7 laptop. The setups is as ...
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How to make network bridge start on boot

Whenever I start my computer I need to restart my network service (using service network restart) to enable my bridge (br0). How do I get Linux to do this when I start up my computer so I don't have ...
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Making a Network Bridge does disconnect me from the internet

I want to bridge 2 network connections one that is virtual (a vmware network connection) another one is the one that is connected to internet. When i select both and then make the bridge i will get ...
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How to get access to the web interface of an ADSL modem running in bridge mode?

I have a D-Link DSL-2500U ADSL modem. Its default IP is 192.168.1.1 and default login/password for the web interface is admin/admin. If I plug in the Ethernet cable to the NIC of a computer (that runs ...
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Sharing internet connection from Windows XP using wi-fi router

I have an network configuration like: Ethernet cable from ISP connected to Windows XP machine, configured with static IP 192.168.0.3 Another ethernet connection from 2nd Windows XP machine's network ...
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DDWRT Bridge Question

I recently setup a bridge and I have a few questions. If the signal from router 1 is precieved as weak on the bridge router (router 2), what can I do to make the signal stronger? Condition: I do not ...
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How to Bridge Two Ethernet Ports on Mac OS X

How can I bridge two wired ethernet interfaces on Mac OS X (e.g. the current MacPro comes with two ethernet ports)? Googling turned up (e.g. this Apple forum post and this openvpn post) that this is ...
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Using a Wi-Fi router as bridge to increase the signal?

A friend of mine lives in an appartment building whose structure is such that the Wi-Fi signal is very weak. Even a USB key won't work. I was thinking of buying an entry-level Wi-Fi router and ...
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Can I make two wireless routers communicate using the wireless?

I want to make a setup like this: cable modem <-cable-> wireless router 1 <-wireless-> wireless router 2 in another room <-cables-> PCs in another room Basically, I want to extend my ...