About LAN Bridges

A local area network bridge logically combines multiple interfaces to operate as a single network, with a single interface name and IP address. You configure the interface IP address and other interface settings in the bridge configuration, and then configure interfaces as members of the bridge. A bridge must include at least one interface, and can include any combination of physical, wireless, and link aggregation interfaces.

You can configure a bridge in the trusted, optional, or custom security zone. The configuration settings for a bridge are similar to the settings for any other trusted, optional, or custom network interface. For example, you can configure DHCP to give IP addresses to clients on a bridge, or use the bridge name as an alias in firewall policies.

For information about how to configure interfaces as a bridge, see Create a Network Bridge Configuration

If you want all of the Firebox interfaces to be on the same network, we recommend that you use bridge mode for your network configuration.

See Also

Bridge Mode

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