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Bridging connections

by reggie7014 / March 22, 2007 12:16 PM PDT

I have a wireless laptop and I bridge connections with a LAN cord to give my Playstation 2 online access. If I turn the ps2 off, or the computer off, the internet goes dead. So I just create a new bridge. But each time I create one, it is given a number......example: bridge 1, bridge 2, bridge 3......etc. And im on # 20 now. Is it a problem if I keep creating and deleting bridges? will there be a limit....or will the number start back at 1 at some point? Im just worried if Imma cause trouble or not. Thanx

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Just get a router
by jackson dougless / March 22, 2007 12:28 PM PDT
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It will make life much easier for you. If you have a router, just get some ethernet cable to run to the PS2, or you could buy a cheap router that does WDS, and turn it into a poor man's wireless ethernet bridge device. Linksys's WRT line, running one of the many custom firmwares out there would fit the bill nicely.

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by reggie7014 / March 22, 2007 12:32 PM PDT
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I see what you're saying. I may do that down the line. But will what Im doing now cause trouble if I keep doing it?

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by jackson dougless / March 22, 2007 11:43 PM PDT
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Though I can't say as I've ever tried it myself. The need for a router would have become clear, and I would have gone about getting one.

My guess for what will happen, is that after you get to 99, it will switch to using hexadecimal style notation. So you'll see something like "AA" for 100, and then "AB" for 101, all the way up to "ZZ". After that, one of two things will likely happen. You trigger a buffer overflow, and the system crashes, or it will just start over again at 1. If it were any company but Microsoft, I'd say the odds of the buffer overflow are minimal, but since it's Microsoft we're dealing with I'd peg them at around 50/50.

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Let me offer this.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 22, 2007 11:56 PM PDT
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I've never had to use bridging to do this. I install a router and use that. Any other method will strain, buckle and waste an owners time and money.


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