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Ok so I have two network cards in my Debian machine and I have installed the bridge-utils package and am using the brctl to add a bridge then I add ...
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    Bridge help..


    Ok so I have two network cards in my Debian machine and I have installed the bridge-utils package and am using the brctl to add a bridge then I add the two network cards to the bridge but that is as far as I can get.

    One of the network cards is using the main cable line while the other is using a crossover cable to connect to a Windows XP laptop (to provide the laptop with internet).

    Do I need to change any routing table settings or what? I am lost because as soon as I create the bridge everything stops working, but I was able to ping the Debian machine laptop card from the laptop..

    Setup:
    eth0 (main card connect to net):
    IP:24.97.2.150
    DefautlGateway: 24.97.2.141
    Subnet: 255.255.255.248

    eth1(card connected by crossover cable to laptop):
    IP: 192.168.1.100
    Default gateway: (should I use 24.97.2.150 or 24.97.2.141?)
    Subnet: 255.255.255.248

    Laptop:
    IP: 192.168.1.101
    Default gateway: 192.168.1.100
    Subnet: 255.255.255.248

    What is next? Are my IP's and default gateways correct?

    Thank you!

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    Wow I thought someone would know this..

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    I think first you should understand the concepts of Subletting, Default gateway and IP packet Routing.

    Then this is not a big deal for you.

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    So pretty much this forum is a bunch of n00bs?

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