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Bridge May Not Work With a Non-Promiscuous Mode Network Adapter
Article ID: 302348 - View products that this article applies to.
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Some network interface cards (NICs) may not work after you try to create a network bridge. Specifically, the bridge seems to be created but it does not work (traffic is not passed).
This problem occurs because some NICs do not automatically enter into Promiscuous mode to create a successful network bridge.
To work around this behavior, force the adapter into Compatibility mode:
The following NICs may exhibit this behavior:
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