How to Bridge Two Ethernet Cards Together
Having two separate networks in your local business can be useful for security purposes since security breaches such as malware infections won't affect all computers. Bridging the two networks together can be quite helpful, though, if files located on one of the networks need to be accessed from the other network. If you don't have a router but have a PC with two Ethernet cards, you can connect both networks to the PC and bridge your Ethernet cards so both networks can communicate with each other.
Open the Start screen by pressing the Windows key on your keyboard. Type "Network Connections" without quotation marks. Click "Settings" on the search sidebar and click "View Network Connections" on the list of search results to open the Network Connections window.
急速PC28彩票Hold the "Ctrl" key on your keyboard and click on the two icons representing the Ethernet cards you want to bridge.
急速PC28彩票Right-click either of the selected icons and click "Bridge Connections."
- Information in this article applies to Windows 8. It may vary slightly or significantly with other versions or products.
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