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Old 01-04-2005, 10:25 PM   #1
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Bridge and network switch


Trying to connect a computer running Slackware 9.1 to a Linksys network swith with a Linksys Ethernet-B bridge connected as well. Hoping for internet connectivity through this (for multiple devices). Quick tests with my limited knowledge for this lead me to nothing, although I am reading the Linksys sites and user manuals as I switch between windows. Coulf it simply be that this application needs a cross-over cable?
 
Old 01-05-2005, 03:12 AM   #2
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Where does your 'limited knowledge" stand ?

As I understand it, your bridge is your internet gateway, your PC is connected through a switch. Is your gateway also a dhcp server ? If so, is your PC configure to get its address by dhcp ? If not, do both machines have IP's on the same segment (same subnet mask, same net address part, different macine address part) ?

Can you ping your router ? Is your router the default gateway in the PC networking config ?

Tell us more...
 
Old 01-05-2005, 10:24 AM   #3
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Here are the best answers I can give you. PC gets it's address by dhcp, provided by the wireless router. The bridge is what I use to connect to that router and thus to the internet, I believe this means that router is my internet gateway. As for addresses, if my PC is connected directly to the bride, I they are both on the same "segment" and all is well. However, if I put the switch between the bridge and the PC, they no longer seem to be, as I can't even contact the bridge.
 
Old 01-05-2005, 04:31 PM   #4
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Moved: This thread is more suitable in Networking and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.

ToothlessRebel - based on the content of your question, I'm pretty sure your post is better suited in the Networking forum. Good luck with it -- J.W.
 
Old 01-07-2005, 03:35 AM   #5
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if your switch is really a router, it might make a difference how you connect everything together. How about telling us the exact type of bridge and router (or switch) you have ?
 
Old 01-07-2005, 04:03 AM   #6
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Thanks, but I got it figured out. Many thanks fer ye support and help in the past on other things. Sorry about the forum and posting thing.
 
  


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