Question One-to-one pc network has status "Unidentified network" / unable to bridge connections

Oct 24, 2019
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Hello!
Since I was experiencing ping issues using the physical wifi adapter, I had been using a network bridge from my laptop's WiFi to a direct ethernet cable to my pc (setup = modem router through wifi to laptop, laptop ethernet to pc). It took a lot of fiddling with settings to get this to work, and just now I had to do a factory reset on my pc for some unrelated issue. So I inserted the ethernet cable in my laptop, but now both ends of the cable tell me adapter Ethernet is "Unidentified network". Bridging right now in Network Connections gives me "An unexpected error", but still opens a bridge, however this one is only connected to my WiFi. Does anyone know how I can get rid of the Unidentified network, so I can bridge the connections?

Thanks and please let me know if I forgot to mention anything!

Using the windows troubleshooter I get "'Ethernet' doesn't have a valid IP configuration"
View: https://imgur.com/a/YaDBp3G
 
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Ralston18

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More information necessary.

How are you establishing the network connections?

E.g.:

ISP --->Modem ---Ethernet cable --->[WAN] Router wireless>Laptop ----Ethernet --->PC

Edit and correct as necessary. What IP addresses are being used?
 
Oct 24, 2019
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More information necessary.

How are you establishing the network connections?

E.g.:

ISP --->Modem ---Ethernet cable --->[WAN] Router wireless>Laptop ----Ethernet --->PC

Edit and correct as necessary. What IP addresses are being used?
Your eg is correct. What do you mean by what IP addresses are being used? I've tried DHCP /automatically and setting the ip of the other as gateway which someone else said.
 

Ralston18

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So Router to laptop is wireless - correct?

ISP --->Modem ---Ethernet cable --->[WAN] Router wireless>Laptop <----Ethernet --->PC

Image above is from the laptop.

What are the actual IP addresses and subnet masks being used?

Router, Laptop, and PC.

For more information:

https://www.lifewire.com/what-is-a-public-ip-address-2625974

The internal IP addresses are commonly used within thousands of small networks.

What you do not want to reveal is your Public IP address via your ISP.

That said, use the following link to doublecheck how you have configured the bridge.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-set-and-manage-network-bridge-connection-windows-10
 

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