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Wireless Bridge

What Does Wireless Bridge Mean?

A wireless bridge is a type of networking device that enables an over-the-air connection between two different segments of a local area network (LAN). Wireless bridges use radio signals in the microwave or laser spectrum to provide fixed wireless access.


A wireless bridge, which may also be referred to as a Wi-Fi bridge, works much like a wired network bridge. They play an important role in connecting LAN segments that are logically separated or located in different physical locations.

Techopedia Explains Wireless Bridge

A wireless bridge has an antenna to send and receive radio signals, as well as cabling to connect to a wired LAN switch or router.

Wireless bridges are a good alternative when:

  • Wired LAN connections are cost-prohibitive.
  • Wired links cannot be deployed for technical and/or legal reasons.

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