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By patg ·
I currently have two IP networks in two separate locations. Currently they are routed together using a wireless system. The routers within the wireless system do not allow me to bridge the networks. One network is 192.168.1.x and the other is 192.168.2.x. My goal is to have all clients within one or the other. I have a couple of old Pc's not being used running Win95. Does anyone know of an easy way to set these up to serve as a dedicated bridge between my two locations. Thanks

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by Meganetcomputers In reply to Network Bridging

Well there are a few things you can do but you will not be able to do this with a win 98 box:

1. You can purchase a low cost router like a linksys router and set it up to link your two networks.

2. You can use one of the boxes and place 2 nicsin it. Then you will want to intall a network os like unix/linux, windows NT, 2000 server or you could even get away with windows XP.

Are you able to place both of your wireless access points on the same subnet? Who is the manufacturer of your access points? If you wish you can contact me for further assistance

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by patg In reply to Network Bridging

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by dlafrombois In reply to Network Bridging

I understand that my answer is not in line with your question but here we go. Why do you want to bridge your to LANS together, especially across wireless? This bridge will bridge all traffic what is broadcasted. Depending upon the size of you organization and type of protocols supported, this is probably not favorable. IPX is a excellent example.

My suggestion is to route the traffic rather then bridge.

Just my two cents.

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by amersiov In reply to Network Bridging

Use your old win95 boxes as a router by installing linux...any of the major distros will do the job...and it's free
All it will cost you is another network card to put in one of them
Address one in network #1 and other in network #2, add static routes
All computers in network #1 use address of card #1 for gateway
All computers in network #2 use address of card #2 for gateway

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