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Create a wireless network bridge
Authored by: pawz on Oct 24, '08 02:12:17AM

For what it's worth, if you found this article because you were after an ACTUAL NETWORK BRIDGE.. rather than the crazy overcomplicated NAT that the OP has detailed, I'll save you a little bit of time (sort of):

OS X's kernel does NOT have bridging support compiled in. The code is there, but it's not enabled in the config. you have to add "enable BRIDGE" and also set a sysctl variable. How you actually bridge the devices I have no idea, because I couldn't be bothered going to the trouble of actually doing it. While I could recompile my kernel, the fact that you have to makes my potential use for it moot, as most other users would not be willing to do this.

Sad but true. What Windows can do with three clicks... OSX cannot do without recompiling the kernel and doing some manual configuration. Where's the GUI Steve ? Why have you got a pretty GUI for aggregating interfaces but not bridging them ? Very unimpressed :"(



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Create a wireless network bridge
Authored by: atshoom on Dec 06, '09 04:15:02PM

are you sure of what you say ?
if it's true, what method is used by VMWare and Parallels Desktop to bridge their virtual machines ?



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