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Inside Windows® Server 2003 by William Boswell

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Configuring a Network Bridge

If you install a wireless card into a laptop or a Phoneline segment in your office, you will want to connect these devices into your main network. Figure 20.39 shows an example.

Figure 20.39. Office with a mix of physical network devices bridged at a server running Windows Server 2003.

With Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition, or XP desktop, you have the option of either routing or bridging between the segments. The problem with routing in a SOHO network is that you need to configure multiple IP subnets. This can get a little complicated in what is supposed to be a simple networking environment. For simplicity, bridging ...

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