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What's an ethernet bridge?

Curious what an ethernet (or network) bridge is?
When setting up your home network, often the greatest challenge can be the wiring. The simplest network can become a real headache when trying to figure out how to get cable A to plug B. Especially if your router and Slingbox are located in different locations within your house.

For instance, you may have your cable modem and router in your home office upstairs, but your Slingbox and TV are downstairs! Don't start drilling holes through the floor just yet!

Fortunately, there are wall-plug bridges. In this context, a bridge is simply a device that uses your existing in-home electrical outlets to connect the Slingbox to your network. These devices, also known as powerline adapters, allow you to connect, or bridge, the two separate locations within your house. Just plug one bridge into the wall near your router, and then plug in the other bridge wherever you have your Slingbox installed. It makes wiring your home network easy and painless!

See the article linked below for some recommended bridging devices.

Related Information

What to do if your router is not near your Slingbox

Is your Slingbox in a different room from your home network's router? A powerline adapter, or a wireless ethernet bridge, may be the solution that you're looking for.

What's a network?

Let's talk about networks. You might be asking yourself, "How do I know if I have a network in my home?" Good question!

What's a router?

It's a question you shouldn't feel embarrassed to ask! Many folks with home networks aren't sure either.

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