What I’m trying to say is that a switch and a bridge are the same thing. In effect, a bridge is a two port switch, and a switch is a mulitport bridge. Now, to educate those people that are “never wrong”. The time now is However, I think that cisco. Then choose to specify a location. I try to admit when I’m wrong, and it doesn’t aways happen that way, but at least we try to keep people well informed here.

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Yes, both bridges and switches only operate on just Layer-2 Link Layer. A bridge is a two port switch. Find More Posts by bloodninja. However, I come stuck at the part where it says – from the “network adapter” list choose MAC bridge miniport.

What is a MAC bridge mini port?

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. The switch operates at the data link layer of the OSI model.

Hi markyp, The main issue is that we come across a error code when we try to connect to a VPN, right? In a traditional network, each nac these network segments would require its own subnet, and connecting these segments so that the machines on each mwc can talk to the machines on the other segment would require IP routing or something similar. By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.


That is more than alot of people would do I am not implying anyone specifically. It automates the configuration and packet forwarding between segments etc. Tell us about your experience with our site. Next choose dont search.

To re-install the WAN Miniport driver a. Okay, sorry for the additional confusion, guys.

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What is a MAC Bridge Miniport?

Thu May maf, 9: Ivy has integrated USB3. If the issue persists, we can try the following steps to have a troubleshoot. I meant user defined filtering. No one can be perfect in this respect, after all, one does have to stop monitoring a thread eventually, and the wrongness may come to light after that has happened.

Miniports – Cannot find Mac Bridge Miniport option

For large networks where scalability is important, routers are the way to go, but managing them can get quite complicated. A switch in its basic form is just mibiport collection of bridges. It will then forward or store and forward a packet from one port or sub-segment to minipprt specific port or sub-segment based on destination MAC.


Sorry if this is a very silly question, only just getting to grips with all of this. This site uses cookies for analytics, personalized content and ads.

No problem, I was the one that went on a tangent somewhere a brkdge past left field. In this case the switch broadcasts to all ports. Ars Centurion et Subscriptor.

MAC bridge miniport, what is it?

The term multi-port bridge was introduced, and found to be very ungainly, when the first multiport bridges came out. Can anyone explain to me what this network device does in Windows XP? Can you tell me what a MAC bridge mini port is.

That’s what your MAC bridge is.