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Any advantage a bridged connection over ICS?

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Any advantage a bridged connection over ICS?

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In order to share Internet with other network we use ICS. I wonder if a bridged connection would do a better job. What is the difference in terms of its effect?

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      robo_dev

      On a slow PC (doing the sharing), bridging would be faster.

      The main difference is that ICS is acting as a NAT router and DHCP server, while bridging is not. There is a small amount of latency involved in doing the routing part, but probably not enough to bother switching.

      The advantage to bridging is that the remote device is now on the same IP network as everybody else, which can be useful for things like printing.

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      robo_dev

      On a slow PC (doing the sharing), bridging would be faster.

      The main difference is that ICS is acting as a NAT router and DHCP server, while bridging is not. There is a small amount of latency involved in doing the routing part, but probably not enough to bother switching.

      The advantage to bridging is that the remote device is now on the same IP network as everybody else, which can be useful for things like printing.