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What Is Network Bridging In Windows Used For?


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#1 Guest_slehmann36_*

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 06:52 AM

Hi,

I am wondering what a network bridge in windows used for. when I first saw it in Network and Sharing Center, (in windows 7) combining two network interfaces in to a bridge interface i thought it was so you have one connection to the LAN but you double the bandwidth of your connection to the LAN.

 

Is this thinking correct?

 

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#2 Will5200

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 07:17 AM

Fair question. Answer, per Microsoft: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/what-is-a-network-bridge

 

How to: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/create-network-bridge#1TC=windows-7

 

Suggest that you heed the warning on the last link, enjoy.






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