Network bridge “no internet connection

NUNO FERREIRA 0 Reputation points
2023-07-17T14:34:19.59+00:00

Hello,

I have 2 ethernet cables connected on my computer using 2 diferent systems to get ethernet from same provider, one is using one wifi repeater them connecting with cable to my computer(my computer does not have wifi) and the other one is using powerline, the wifi repeater have better speed but its a bit unstable and the other one is worst on speed but stable, and i tried to bridge both so i can get the best speed when available and not going down everytime, but when I bridge it says “unidentified network” i run the troubleshooting and it said ipv4 not defined or something about ipv4 i saw on internet to place manually the ip address and default getaway etc and still not working but this time troubleshooting can find nothing but i cannot connect to network, I saw and post saying to disble bridge the uninstall and enable sharing i tried and when i start the bridge like they say I got a message saying i cannot bridge one sharing network, i tried uninstalling and restarting and nothing i tried reset network and nothing, i tried reseting netsh on cmd and nothing now when i start writing this on my phone i tried to uninstall bridge to type on my computer and the 2 ethernets start to have the same problem now i cannot connet to internet even with bridge uninstalled, i need help to restore ethernets or/and making bridge working.

Thx for any help and have a great day.

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  1. Limitless Technology 43,966 Reputation points
    2023-07-18T15:03:20.96+00:00

    Hello there,

    If you have set up a network bridge on your computer, but it is showing "no internet connection," there are a few troubleshooting steps you can try:

    Check Network Adapter Settings: Ensure that the network adapters being bridged have proper network settings. Verify that the IP configuration, subnet mask, default gateway, and DNS settings are correctly configured for the network adapters involved in the bridge. Make sure they are set to obtain IP addresses automatically (DHCP) if applicable.

    Disable and Re-enable the Network Bridge: Disable the network bridge temporarily and then re-enable it. This can refresh the bridge configuration and resolve any temporary issues. Right-click on the network bridge in the network connections settings and select "Disable." After a few moments, right-click again and choose "Enable."

    Restart Network Adapters: Restart the network adapters that are part of the bridge. Right-click on each adapter in the network connections settings and choose "Disable." Once disabled, right-click again and select "Enable." Restarting the adapters can help reset their configurations and resolve connectivity issues.

    Update Network Drivers: Ensure that you have the latest drivers installed for the network adapters involved in the bridge. Outdated or incompatible drivers can cause connectivity problems. Visit the manufacturer's website for your network adapters and download the latest drivers. Install them and then restart your computer.

    Check Firewall and Security Settings: Check your firewall and security software settings to ensure they are not blocking or interfering with the network bridge's internet connectivity. Temporarily disable the firewall or security software to test if it's causing the issue. If the bridge works with the firewall disabled, adjust the firewall settings accordingly to allow the necessary network traffic

    I used AI provided by ChatGPT to formulate part of this response. I have verified that the information is accurate before sharing it with you.

    Hope this resolves your Query !!

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  2. Ivory Pinkcett 0 Reputation points
    2024-01-08T19:19:21.76+00:00

    I know the answer so here it is.

    Turn on both devices

    Connect to WiFi on your computer

    Connect the ethernet cable to both devices

    Click your WiFi icon on your computer

    Click Network & Internet settings

    Click Change adapter options

    Hold the ctrl key then click Ethernet and WiFi release the ctrl key right click then click Bridge Connections

    Close the Network Connections window

    On the Network & Internet settings window that should be up click Network and Sharing Center

    Click Change advanced sharing settings

    Click Turn on network discovery

    Make sure the box under it is checked that releases the dns data for your connection

    Click the back button

    Click Media streaming options

    Click all Media sharing

    This screen gives you access to the devices connected on your network

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