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Old 10-23-2004, 01:24 PM   #1
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What exactly is a bridge.


I have two network and I'm wondering if a bridge would work for this purpose.




Internet ---Router ---Bridge --- Hub
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Could Network B get to the internet through the Bridge?

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Old 10-23-2004, 03:53 PM   #2
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the hub can get to the internet through the router -- you shouldn't need a bridge.

most likely your hub should have a cross-over or uplink port -- you plug a cable from your router to this port, and you're golden...
 
Old 10-23-2004, 04:00 PM   #3
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They are different subnets.
 
Old 10-23-2004, 04:22 PM   #4
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The bridge works when Network A and Network B are set to the same subnet. It stops working when I change Network B to a different subnet. Is it possible to have Network A and Network B be different Subnets and still work?
 
Old 10-23-2004, 04:44 PM   #5
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Sorry for the double post. Can a moderater delete this.
 
Old 10-23-2004, 05:48 PM   #6
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The bridges I'm familiar with are used to partition subnets. If you want to make network b a different subnet, you should connect it to a router and configure the router to route packets from that subnet to the Internet. More advanced bridges and switches may be able to do some routing too, but we don't know what exactly your setup is or what kind of bridge you have. Do you have a manual for it?
 
Old 10-23-2004, 06:00 PM   #7
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The work of connecting between different networks/subnetworks are that of the router.
A bridge is used to connect two or more segments of the same network. An ethernet switch is actually a multiport bridge.

In your case I would say that the problem is about configuring your router correctly.
 
Old 10-23-2004, 07:12 PM   #8
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I just figured all of that out the hard way. I'll just keep them on the same subnet for now.
 
  


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