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How can I connect to a router through a switched ethernet network?

I have a computer and a router connected at different positions to a switched ethernet network. I want to connect them as if I had plugged my computer directly into the router. As I understand it, ...
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What will happen if a bridge got a wrong mac record?

Let's say there is host H1, H2, switch S1 S2, and S3, bridge B1, B2. It is connected like this: H1 - S1 - B1 - S2 - B2 - S3, | H2 H2 is sending frames to H1. Then, ...
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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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What's the limit of a home router's MAC address table?

I am considering creating a large LAN (possibly greater than 255 computers) using home wireless routers such as Linksys WRT54G as switches (DHCP off). What, roughly, is the size or limit of the MAC ...
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Using MAC address prefix AB:CD:EF

I'm trying to use tcprewrite to change the source MAC address of some packets. I deliberately chose the prefix AB:CD:EF that does not belong to any hardware manufacturer so that I can distinguish such ...
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On a switched network, why do unicast packets not addressed to me reach my NIC when I'm in promiscuous mode?

When I'm connected to a switch, the switch knows which MAC address belongs to which port. So even when I'm in promiscuous mode, why do I receive unicast packets that are addressed to other MAC ...