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bridge

October 28, 2016
Published By : Pratik Kataria
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TRANSPARENT BRIDGES

Also called learning bridges
Build a table of MAC addresses as frames arrive
Ethernet networks use transparent bridges
Token Ring  networks use source-routing bridges

ADVANTAGES

  • Extend physical network
  • Reduce network traffic with minor segmentation
  • Creates separate collision domains
  • Reduce collisions
  • Connect different architecture

DISADVANTAGES

  • Slower than repeaters due to filtering
  • Do not filter broadcasts
  • More expensive than repeaters

 

Pratik Kataria is a budding programmer, web designer and developer.