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Chapter 3. Configuring Your Mobile Computer > Bridging Wireless Connections

Bridging Wireless Connections

A network bridge provides a way to connect different segments of a local area network (LAN). Networking bridging can be achieved either using hardware or just using software. It is explained in more detail in Part IV.

It's easy to use Windows XP to create network bridges out of the connections on your mobile computer. For example, your computer might have both a wired network connection and a wireless network connection, or it might have a connection to two wireless networks. If both the wired and wireless network connections were placed in the bridge, or if the two wireless connections were placed in a bridge, effectively a new larger network has been created, using the pairing in your mobile computer as a through point.


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