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cisco routing bridging ppp

By gknicks71 ·
I have a external cisco router, and have DSL, whenever I have a problem, they ask me if i am in bridging or ppp mode. What is the diffrence and can you recommend a website that can help me understand this type of networking?

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by bstei18 In reply to cisco routing bridging pp ...

A bridge acts like a repeater but it can also filter packets. Only packets addressed to a machine on the other side of a bridge will be allowed through however, this doesn't stop broadcast messages.

PPP is more of a direct connection, hence the name (Point to Point Protocol). This is the way people with modems connect to an ISP.
A LAN can use PPP connections in their router to provide internet access to an entire network.

Check out this site for some links to good info; http://compnetworking.about.com/compute/compnetworking/cs/protocols/index.htm

Hope that helps you.

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by gknicks71 In reply to cisco routing bridging pp ...

Great!Thanks for the help.

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