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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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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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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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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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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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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Bridged networking to VirtualBox guest from OS X host

I'm trying to bridge my network connection from my OS X host to my Arch Linux guest. However for some reason the bridge network option in VirtualBox doesn't work for any traffic, yet NAT does. How can ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Virtual Machine can't connect to internet

The VM is running server 2008 and is set up with Active Directory, DNS, Certificate Services and IIS. I am using Bridged networking for the VM so it should be connecting to my network and gaining ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Configuring bridging in Virtual Box to enable access from other computers in network

I have a Win XP installed on Virtual Box, and as suggested in different posts, i have chosen the bridged mode. When i look at the router logs, i can see that an ip address has been given to the VM and ...
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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 ...
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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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Combining routing and bridging in xen hypervisor

Typical way to combine routing and bridging in xen is described here. (DomU's sharing one virtual bridge device, which is routed to outside network ). I want to make it another way: some DomU's need ...
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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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Synergy over a LAN bridge in Windows 7 64-bit, connection timing out

I haven't seen a question like this anywhere, so I hope it isn't a duplicate. Anyway, I have two computers, and one of them has its network connection through a LAN bridge in the other, which goes to ...
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ibvirt bridged networking using VLAN …no DHCPOFFER for etho0 on backtrack guest

ibvirt bridged networking using VLAN ... problem : this was working set-up before I deleted something in virt-manager withouty thinking its relation and everything broke off, just wondering your ...
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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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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 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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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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How to create a network bridge using command line in Windows?

I want create a network bridge using command line, I have tried "netsh bridge install" but the output says unsupported. After a google, I found this post at here, and also here. They all mentioned the ...