Technical Terms and Definitions

Bridge - Networking

Similar to a hub, a bridge is a product that connects a local area network to another local area network. Like a hub, bridges are "dumb" devices in that they simply connect networks and do no filtering or processing of the packets. The two connected networks do not need to be of the same networking protocols, such as 10Base-T and 100Base-T. Bridges are also used for wide area networking with DSL technologies to bridge DSL to 10Base-T Ethernet.