Talk:Bridging (networking)

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wireless bridging[edit]

Please add details about wireless bridging to this article. For example, how is the wireless link initiated and authenticated; how does the link get auto reconnected when necessary?- (talk) 21:34, 18 January 2016 (UTC)

There are numerous possibilities for authentication (preshared key, certificates, tightly focused beam/visual identification, tunnelling, ...) and countless protocols that can't really all be detailed here and would probably warrant an article of their own. --Zac67 (talk) 21:54, 18 January 2016 (UTC)

We need a real "wireless bridge" article! It currently redirects to this stubby article of vaguely related generics... But this article only talks about the "bridge" part, and some of us really need to know about the "wireless" aspect! Until we can have some abundant details, please add any limited details... Which article should explain whether or not "wifi client router" is the same or different than "Wifi as WAN (WAW)"? Current wifi networking terminology is bewildering...- (talk) 22:22, 19 January 2016 (UTC)

I have posted a request for help at the networking taskforce. ~Kvng (talk) 16:47, 23 January 2016 (UTC)
That's fine, but unfortunately there are very few people who contribute significant amounts of new computing-related content on Wikipedia. — Dsimic (talk | contribs) 18:13, 23 January 2016 (UTC)

Distinction btw bridges and repeaters q[edit]

I'm thinking it would be instructive to expand on the differences between bridges and repeaters. Can repeaters translate one protocol to another, for instance, say, ATM to ethernet or visa versa? It might help to highlight that if that's a distinguishing feature of a bridge.TeeTylerToe (talk) 04:35, 19 April 2016 (UTC)

I've added some examples to the lead, hope that clarifies a bit. ATM and Ethernet are too dissimilar and can't be bridged and even less repeated – you'd need a router. --Zac67 (talk) 17:30, 19 April 2016 (UTC)
I'm pretty sure that's actually the difference, that a bridge is designed to translate one protocol to another. A wwan to ethernet bridge, or wifi to ethernet, or some form of directional wireless, like laser to ethernet. Take, for instance A bridge bridges the wire protocol, layer 1, but also the layer 2 frame protocol/bus encapsulation or whatever. It's a repeater that's a layer 1 device that can't translate layer 2 protocols like PPP, or WWan, or wimax, or laser or microwave wireless point to point.TeeTylerToe (talk) 13:13, 20 April 2016 (UTC)

References for simple bridging section[edit]

I googled "simple bridging" and I couldn't find any good references for it. Can anyone provide a good reference for it?TeeTylerToe (talk) 21:41, 20 July 2016 (UTC)

Non-Transparent Bridge (NTB)[edit]

It doesn't look like there's a wiki page for Non-Transparent bridging. I think a section should be added on this page. Thoughts? (talk) 23:39, 26 October 2016 (UTC)