Router and bridges
I am trying to set up a network connection but i am unsure weather to use a router or a bridge? what exactly is a bridge? and what are the advantages of each of it for network connections? Please help.
Simplified speaking, Bridge = Layer 2, Router = Layer 3
Explain what you want to do on detail, maybe we can help then.
i just wanted to use shared internet access on 192.168.0.1. But i wanted to know if bridges could prove to be more helpful than routers?
With multiple networks separated in Layer 3 / Router mode you have fine-grained control how the traffic can flow.
A bridge is nothing more than a switch... If you need more ports on a L2, use a switch..
How about some details of what your trying to do exactly. What is this device/thing/whatever your trying to connect to a network? And what are the details of the network you want to connect to.
Is wireless involved? I can tell you most of the time - bridging would not be the right solution ;) Unless you are talking about bridging a wireless to wired??
Nobody can help you make a decision or even explain why you would want to do XYZ vs ABC without some details!