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Ho to bridge wlan0 in AP mode and eth0 so that eth0 is static and wlan0 uses DHCP?

I have a router that provides internet access. Connected to this router is a desktop PC that has working eth0 (static IP address) and wlan0. Also connected to the router is a laptop which I use to ...
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Why does Linux require moving IP from eth interface to bridge interface

When a network interface (e.g., eth0) is added to a Linux bridge (e.g., br0), the IP address must be removed from eth0 and added to br0 for the networking to function properly. I recall reading in ...
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Assigning IP to a bridged interfaces

Is there a way to assign an IP to bridged interfaces? For example, under normal circumstances: ifconfig eth0 0.0.0.0 ifconfig eth1 0.0.0.0 brctl addbr mybridge brctl addif mybridge eth0 brctl addif ...
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How to know if a network interface is tap, tun, bridge or physical?

As far as i know, there are 4 main types of network interfaces in linux: tun, tap, bridge and physical. When i'm doing sys admin on machines running KVM, i usually come accross tap, bridge and ...