Chapter 31. Advanced Networking

Table of Contents
31.1. Synopsis
31.2. Gateways and Routes
31.3. Wireless Networking
31.4. USB Tethering
31.5. Bluetooth
31.6. Bridging
31.7. Link Aggregation and Failover
31.8. Diskless Operation with PXE
31.9. IPv6
31.10. Common Address Redundancy Protocol (CARP)
31.11. VLANs

31.1. Synopsis

This chapter covers a number of advanced networking topics.

After reading this chapter, you will know:

  • The basics of gateways and routes.

  • How to set up USB tethering.

  • How to set up IEEE® 802.11 and Bluetooth® devices.

  • How to make FreeBSD act as a bridge.

  • How to set up network PXE booting.

  • How to set up IPv6 on a FreeBSD machine.

  • How to enable and utilize the features of the Common Address Redundancy Protocol (CARP) in FreeBSD.

  • How to configure multiple VLANs on FreeBSD.

  • Configure bluetooth headset.

Before reading this chapter, you should:

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