[GLLUG] Binding interfaces to eachother

Thomas Driscoll tad001 at sunn.net
Wed Jul 9 15:00:40 EDT 2008

Bridging would cause the 2 interfaces to basically become invisible (at least in my experience). Etherchannels would cause the 2 interfaces to act as one give you basically each ethernet speed there again but that is only between 2 devices. VLANing would isolate the 2 interfaces. 

What you would most likely do is place a small switch at your computer and use a cross-over cable between the 2 switches then plug your computer and IP phone into the small local switch. I highly recommend you use a cross-over cable between the 2 switches as I have seen many strange problems when I have let switches work out that wiring scheme on their own.

On Thu, Jul 03, 2008 at 10:49:46AM -0400, Karl Schuttler wrote:
> I have a IP phone that requires that i run an extra cable to my
> switch. I remember at Penguincon we were trying to use some
> application to bind the wireless interface on a laptop to its ethernet
> port so we could feed the network from the wireless; does anyone
> remember the name of that application? (for some reason i feel that it
> has 'fire' in the name). My motherboard has two ethernet
> interfaces...does it seem likely that i could just bind the second,
> unused one, to my first one so that I don't have to have a second
> ethernet cable running across my room and instead just plug the ip
> phone into my second interface?
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Thomas Driscoll
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