A bridge is a data-link layer (Layer 2)
internetworking device that interconnects two local area networks (LANs). A
bridge operates at the data-link layer and therefore
can only interconnect local area networks of the same type.
A bridges reads the destination and source addresses in the
packets or frames and forwards them on to another local
area network segment depending on the address.
Manufacturers of Bridge
Products from Netgear include Hub, Ethernet Hub,
PPPoE, VPN and Bridge
Products from Dlink include NAT
Router, DSL Modem, ADSL Modem, Wireless xDSL Access and VPN
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