"Peter Pan" <pponvistaNOSPAM@MarcAlanNOSPAM.Info> wrote in message
> "ps56k" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>> "Peter Pan" <PeterPanNOSPAM@MarcAlanNOSPAM.info>
>>> Unfortunately, you are running into the failure to communicate.... Like
>>> 1k=1000 cept in puters where it is 1024, a gamer calls what you want a
>>> wireless ethernet bridge, and computer people call them game adapters...
>>> unfortunately, they don't work the same, don't talk/communicate with
>>> each other the way you would expect, and if you get computer termed
>>> wireless ethernet bridge for your game, it will NOT be the same/work the
>>> same as a wireless ethernet bridge for computers....
>>> Seems to me that even if you get the cheapest wrong thing first and then
>>> get the cheapest right thing, it will be more than just getting the
>>> cheapest right thing in the first place....
>> HUH ????
>> I guess my Linksys WET11 "ethernet bridge" is not working downstairs
>> connected to my xbox & tivo ?
>> They have to work the same - the are the same technology -
>> "Maybe" an issue might be with the physical Ethernet connections -
>> straight thru vs crossover cables -
>> If not - please explain how any specialized "adapter" is different from a
>> "wireless Ethernet bridge" ?
> cuz in computer terms a bridge bridges two network segments, and an
> "adapter" refers more to wifi dongles/boxes/etc that (usually) have usb or
> ethernet connectors to plug into things like tivo's/games/etc...
> ever use the wikipedia for quick definitions? (says more than I can type)
> if you have several devices downstairs (tivo and xbox) then you have more
> than one connection and are bridging (while not always technically
> correct, one connection/output think adapter, and multiple outputs think
No wonder the original person is confused....
An "adapter" is just a marketing term for a "bridge".... everything is a
Nice to mix technical definitions with physical appliances & marketing
and yeah - I've used Wiki to find out info - but I use my brain to explain
it as needed...
NOW - if the "gaming adapter" was limited into only having a MAC address
table of 1 on the client side,
vs "several" - then you have a clear distinction between a general purpose
and the gaming adapter... but, not knowing the MAC table sizes for either,
it's just a guess...
So, let's see -any other technical distinctions between an "adapter" and a