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"Network Bridge" vs "Internet Connection Sharing"

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Last response: in Components
June 20, 2011 8:08:40 PM

I have to use a single network connection to provide LAN / WAN to a computer and an Apple TV.

Is it better to use a network bridge or internet connection sharing?

One connection is Gigabit and the other is Ethernet. If I use a bridge will it be degraded to 100Mbs?

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July 7, 2011 5:47:49 PM

I don't think bridging is the correct term you want, but a router will be better than internet connection sharing. With internet connection sharing, videos on your apple tv may lag when your computer's CPU is under load. With a router, your devices will not be dependent on each other, although one device can steal bandwidth away from another device. If the router has QoS (quality of service), then you can make video a higher priority.

If the router has gigabit ports on it, they will automatically negotiate the correct speed, gigabit, 100 Mbit, 10Mbit.
February 25, 2012 10:43:19 AM

Best answer selected by mousemonkey.
February 25, 2012 10:43:20 AM

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