How to create a bridge between my wifi hotspot and LAN connection. What I want-: I am in university they give limited internet speed per IP. When I created a hotspot from my Linux or Windows laptop speed is divided between laptop and connected hotspot because laptop assigns an IP address to my hotspot connected device. I want that all devices have to assign an IP address to the university server, not my laptop. So that I get university limited speed to all devices.How did I do it Please Help?

  • It sounds like what you want to do is to basically put a wireless access point on the university network? Is that correct? – Ben Franske Sep 26 '17 at 17:38
  • Yes, Ben Franske – Kunal Puri Sep 26 '17 at 18:02

I assume you are talking about a single wired ethernet connection. Get a small switch to connect to that port and you should be good.


  • Do not get a wireless router and connect it. This can cause tons of problems if it starts handing out IPs and you will get a visit from some unhappy IT friends

  • Your university may limit your bandwidth per-port which means you get no extra speed with this solution

  • Many university policies do not allow routing/switching devices like this at all. Students often think it might be fun to connect one port to another and bring down a network.

  • They limit connection by IP not port because when I run multiple VM's in PC it gave download speed which university provided in all VM's. – Kunal Puri Sep 26 '17 at 18:01

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