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#1 Jesse Bassett

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Posted 05 May 2007 - 11:19 AM

hello,
I've always wondered, what does it mean when one bridges their wireless adapters on their PC? Also, if one does bridge their adapters, how do they connect it to their present wireless network?

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Posted 07 May 2007 - 07:02 AM

Bridging hooks the network adapters together - so if they both get a connection then you can take advantage of both signals. In practice tho', it's been more of a PITA than it's worth for me.
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Posted 07 May 2007 - 07:47 AM

Mainly, a bridge segments a LAN into 2 segments(2 smaller networks) the advantage is that it minimizes the trafic by allowing only the appropriate packets into the second segment.
A switch is a Multiport bridge.
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Posted 08 May 2007 - 06:46 AM

One other question, what is a workgroup? Is that a network ID?
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Posted 08 May 2007 - 07:59 AM

Hi Jessie, about work groups a workgroup is a collection of computers that share resources. Normally, workgroups are composed of the computers within a a small company and each computer can share resources with all other computers.
have you had a look at Wikipedia many answers can be found there http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:About
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