What is a bridge - and do I need one?

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See title.

Cheers.

Bobby
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    Bobby wrote:
    > See title.
    >
    > Cheers.
    >
    > Bobby
    >
    >
    In this context it's a way of joining two fixed networks together via 2
    wireless access points in 'transarent bridging' mode.

    Say you have a network in your house, and want to extend it to your
    neighbour accross the street. You can't run a wire, because the street
    is in the way. You put an AP in his house and connect it to a LAN, one
    in yours and connect it your your LAN, and set them to bridge the
    connection. To all intents and purposes the two LANs seem to be one,
    though of course you have the speed limitation of the wireless AP.
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    "Bobby" <bobby@europe.com>
    wrote in message news:2pls29FmduvvU1@uni-berlin.de...
    > See title.
    >
    > Cheers.
    >
    > Bobby
    >

    bridge
    n 1: a structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an
    obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc. [syn:
    span]
    2: a circuit consisting of two branches (4 arms arranged in a
    diamond configuration) across which a meter is connected
    [syn: bridge circuit]
    3: something resembling a bridge in form or function: "his
    letters provided a bridge across the centuries"
    4: the hard ridge that forms the upper part of the nose; "her
    glasses left marks on the bridge of her nose"
    5: any of various card games based on whist for four players
    6: a wooden support that holds the strings up
    7: a denture anchored to teeth on either side of missing teeth
    [syn: bridgework]
    8: the link between two lenses; rests on nose [syn: nosepiece]
    9: an upper deck where a ship is steered and the captain stands
    [syn: bridge deck]
    v 1: connect or reduce the distance between [syn: bridge over]
    2: make a bridge across; "bridge a river"
    3: cross over on a bridge

    You might need it, if you want to cross a river :-D
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