Bridging Setup for Internet Access

asked 2021-04-20T06:34:18.827+00:00
Catherine Adsett 1 Reputation point

I have a machine that needs to be able to see all other Local computers and also use the internet. My other local computers are on a LAN that can access the internet but they are on a slower broadband then my other router.

I would like my machine to be on the LAN but use the internet from the other Ethernet, would bridging do this?

To sum up I want the PC to be on the LAN where other Local computers are connected, but use the internet from the other Ethernet connection, using the bridging option.

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  1. answered 2021-04-21T03:49:59.753+00:00
    Candy Luo 12,446 Reputation points


    How did you LAN computer access the internet? Via NAT?

    It seems you can use NAT. NAT operates on a router, usually connecting two networks together, route traffic between your LAN and the internet.

    You can access local resource and have internet access via NAT.

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  2. answered 2021-04-21T08:18:35.387+00:00
    Catherine Adsett 1 Reputation point


    Thanks for the response.

    It's actually that we have 2 internet connections, I have created a diagram attached.

    So the aim is to have the "internet machine" on the same local network as the working machine and so it can see server etc, but not use the internet on this LAN. Instead to use the internet on the faster broadband that it is hardwired to on a separate ethernet port.

    I have tried by adjusting the default gateways etc on each port but it doesn't seem to work. I presume you can have two default gateways on one machine, i thought bridging may resolve this.



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