problem sharing ethernet


becatto

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i have a laptop and a desktop, desktop is connected to the router at all times and i want to share ethernet with the laptop without losing internet on the desktop.
i have USB to ethernet connected to the laptop and the actual ethernet port connected to the router on the desktop.
nothing special for the laptop as i don't want setup there (i'll be doing a lot of reinstalling of operating systems on it)
however, while bridging the usb to ethernet connection with the router DOES connect the laptop to the internet, the desktop ends up losing the connection as a result.
i will attach a drawing of it.

Desktop specs: 4GB RAM, intel celeron G5905 CPU, 64 bit OS, i'll tell you more if you require it.
 
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for the desktop: Windows 11 23H2 build 22631.2861 and the laptop doesn't really matter

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    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1050 Ti
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    Lenovo Ideapad Y530 released in 2008
    Memory
    4 GB
Welcome to the forum, @becatto

I thought I had a solution for you via a $15 4 port network switch but I failed to read the laptop is already connected directly into the router. Is it? You can get a 4 port network switch from TP-Link very cheap.

i have USB to ethernet connected to the laptop and the actual ethernet port connected to the router on the desktop.

Do you mean you have a USB to Ethernet adapter on the laptop connected directly to the router via Ethernet cable?

Sorry, my back is bad and comprehension ATM is scarce, I probably should of left you alone.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 Build: 22631.3374
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Sin-built
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770K CPU @ 3.50GHz (4th Gen?)
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus VI Formula
    Memory
    32.0 GB of I forget and the box is in storage.
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte nVidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super OC 6GB
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    4 x LG 23MP75 1 x 24" LG M38H 1 x 32" LF6300 TV Monitor 1 x Wacom Pro 22" Tablet
    Screen Resolution
    All over the place
    Hard Drives
    2 x WD something Something 8TB HDD's / 2 x WD something Something 4TB HDD's / 1 x EVO 1TB SSD / 2 x QVO 1TB SSD's / 1 x EVO 250 GB SSD / 2 x QVO 1TB (External Hub) / 1 x EVO 1TB (Portable Backup Case)
    PSU
    Silverstone 1500
    Case
    NZXT Full Tower
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15 Elite Class Dual Tower CPU Cooler / 6 x EziDIY 120mm / 2 x Corsair 140mm somethings / 1 x 140mm Thermaltake something / 2 x 200mm Corsair.
    Keyboard
    Corsair K95 / Logitech diNovo Edge Wireless
    Mouse
    Logitech G402 / G502 / Mx Masters / MX Air Cordless
    Internet Speed
    100/40Mbps
    Browser
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    Antivirus
    Kaspersky Premium
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    I’m on a horse.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro 22621.2215
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    LENOVO Yoga 7i EVO OLED 14" Touchscreen i5 12 Core 16GB/512GB
    CPU
    Intel Core 12th Gen i5-1240P Processor (1.7 - 4.4GHz)
    Memory
    16GB LPDDR5 RAM
    Graphics card(s)
    Graphics processor is an Intel Iris Xe
    Sound Card
    optimized with Dolby Atmos®
    Screen Resolution
    QHD 2880 x 1800 OLED
    Hard Drives
    M.2 512GB
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    …still on a horse.
Do you mean you have a USB to Ethernet adapter on the laptop connected directly to the router via Ethernet cable?

Sorry, my back is bad and comprehension ATM is scarce, I probably should of left you alone.
the drawing i attached shows the desktop is connected to the router and the laptop is bridged to the desktop using a ethernet to USB adapter
(and as for the switch, i'd rather not go get a long ethernet cable just so i can route it to my laptop, i'd rather just bridge the connection to my desktop as my laptop and desktop are close)
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS
    CPU
    Intel(R) Celeron(R) G5905 CPU @ 3.50GHz 3.50 GHz
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1050 Ti
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    2 HDDs with 223 GB and 237 GB respectively that are both almost completely full ;-;
    Browser
    Firefox, Chrome
    Antivirus
    Avira free
  • Operating System
    Windows 7, Windows XP
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo Ideapad Y530 released in 2008
    Memory
    4 GB
the drawing i attached shows the desktop is connected to the router and the laptop is bridged to the desktop using a ethernet to USB adapter
If you had a cheap switch, would it eliminate your headache

Router to 4 port switch, switch to laptop and desktop,

Here is a 5 port switch for $14. TP-Link are good in my opinion.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 Build: 22631.3374
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Sin-built
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770K CPU @ 3.50GHz (4th Gen?)
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus VI Formula
    Memory
    32.0 GB of I forget and the box is in storage.
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte nVidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super OC 6GB
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    4 x LG 23MP75 1 x 24" LG M38H 1 x 32" LF6300 TV Monitor 1 x Wacom Pro 22" Tablet
    Screen Resolution
    All over the place
    Hard Drives
    2 x WD something Something 8TB HDD's / 2 x WD something Something 4TB HDD's / 1 x EVO 1TB SSD / 2 x QVO 1TB SSD's / 1 x EVO 250 GB SSD / 2 x QVO 1TB (External Hub) / 1 x EVO 1TB (Portable Backup Case)
    PSU
    Silverstone 1500
    Case
    NZXT Full Tower
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15 Elite Class Dual Tower CPU Cooler / 6 x EziDIY 120mm / 2 x Corsair 140mm somethings / 1 x 140mm Thermaltake something / 2 x 200mm Corsair.
    Keyboard
    Corsair K95 / Logitech diNovo Edge Wireless
    Mouse
    Logitech G402 / G502 / Mx Masters / MX Air Cordless
    Internet Speed
    100/40Mbps
    Browser
    All sorts
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky Premium
    Other Info
    I’m on a horse.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro 22621.2215
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    LENOVO Yoga 7i EVO OLED 14" Touchscreen i5 12 Core 16GB/512GB
    CPU
    Intel Core 12th Gen i5-1240P Processor (1.7 - 4.4GHz)
    Memory
    16GB LPDDR5 RAM
    Graphics card(s)
    Graphics processor is an Intel Iris Xe
    Sound Card
    optimized with Dolby Atmos®
    Screen Resolution
    QHD 2880 x 1800 OLED
    Hard Drives
    M.2 512GB
    Other Info
    …still on a horse.
If you had a cheap switch, would it eliminate your headache

Router to 4 port switch, switch to laptop and desktop
maybe, but i don't really want to spend money at the moment (im poor lol)
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS
    CPU
    Intel(R) Celeron(R) G5905 CPU @ 3.50GHz 3.50 GHz
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1050 Ti
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    2 HDDs with 223 GB and 237 GB respectively that are both almost completely full ;-;
    Browser
    Firefox, Chrome
    Antivirus
    Avira free
  • Operating System
    Windows 7, Windows XP
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo Ideapad Y530 released in 2008
    Memory
    4 GB
oh, and i just want to actually use this usb to ethernet connector for once.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS
    CPU
    Intel(R) Celeron(R) G5905 CPU @ 3.50GHz 3.50 GHz
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1050 Ti
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    2 HDDs with 223 GB and 237 GB respectively that are both almost completely full ;-;
    Browser
    Firefox, Chrome
    Antivirus
    Avira free
  • Operating System
    Windows 7, Windows XP
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo Ideapad Y530 released in 2008
    Memory
    4 GB
maybe, but i don't really want to spend money at the moment (im poor lol)
I totally understand

There are much smarter people than me in here, it’ll get really busy here in a couple of hours or less.
Sorry I don’t have a settings fix 🙏
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 Build: 22631.3374
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Sin-built
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770K CPU @ 3.50GHz (4th Gen?)
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus VI Formula
    Memory
    32.0 GB of I forget and the box is in storage.
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte nVidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super OC 6GB
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    4 x LG 23MP75 1 x 24" LG M38H 1 x 32" LF6300 TV Monitor 1 x Wacom Pro 22" Tablet
    Screen Resolution
    All over the place
    Hard Drives
    2 x WD something Something 8TB HDD's / 2 x WD something Something 4TB HDD's / 1 x EVO 1TB SSD / 2 x QVO 1TB SSD's / 1 x EVO 250 GB SSD / 2 x QVO 1TB (External Hub) / 1 x EVO 1TB (Portable Backup Case)
    PSU
    Silverstone 1500
    Case
    NZXT Full Tower
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15 Elite Class Dual Tower CPU Cooler / 6 x EziDIY 120mm / 2 x Corsair 140mm somethings / 1 x 140mm Thermaltake something / 2 x 200mm Corsair.
    Keyboard
    Corsair K95 / Logitech diNovo Edge Wireless
    Mouse
    Logitech G402 / G502 / Mx Masters / MX Air Cordless
    Internet Speed
    100/40Mbps
    Browser
    All sorts
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky Premium
    Other Info
    I’m on a horse.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro 22621.2215
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    LENOVO Yoga 7i EVO OLED 14" Touchscreen i5 12 Core 16GB/512GB
    CPU
    Intel Core 12th Gen i5-1240P Processor (1.7 - 4.4GHz)
    Memory
    16GB LPDDR5 RAM
    Graphics card(s)
    Graphics processor is an Intel Iris Xe
    Sound Card
    optimized with Dolby Atmos®
    Screen Resolution
    QHD 2880 x 1800 OLED
    Hard Drives
    M.2 512GB
    Other Info
    …still on a horse.
I totally understand

There are much smarter people than me in here, it’ll get really busy here in a couple of hours or less.
Sorry I don’t have a settings fix 🙏
it's alright, i'll wait for the people to enter.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS
    CPU
    Intel(R) Celeron(R) G5905 CPU @ 3.50GHz 3.50 GHz
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1050 Ti
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    2 HDDs with 223 GB and 237 GB respectively that are both almost completely full ;-;
    Browser
    Firefox, Chrome
    Antivirus
    Avira free
  • Operating System
    Windows 7, Windows XP
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo Ideapad Y530 released in 2008
    Memory
    4 GB
to clarify, the adapter is USB OUT to ethernet IN, an ethernet cable is connected to the adapter and connected to the laptop, the USB part of the adapter is connected to the desktop as it has more available ports than the laptop does.
(OUT meaning it plugs into a port and IN meaning it's a port)
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS
    CPU
    Intel(R) Celeron(R) G5905 CPU @ 3.50GHz 3.50 GHz
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1050 Ti
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    2 HDDs with 223 GB and 237 GB respectively that are both almost completely full ;-;
    Browser
    Firefox, Chrome
    Antivirus
    Avira free
  • Operating System
    Windows 7, Windows XP
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo Ideapad Y530 released in 2008
    Memory
    4 GB
to clarify, the adapter is USB OUT to ethernet IN, an ethernet cable is connected to the adapter and connected to the laptop, the USB part of the adapter is connected to the desktop as it has more available ports than the laptop does.
(OUT meaning it plugs into a port and IN meaning it's a port)

Yeah I have one on my poor mans mini-PC
And most new, if not all new laptops need them now.


IMG_2708.jpeg
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 Build: 22631.3374
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Sin-built
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770K CPU @ 3.50GHz (4th Gen?)
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus VI Formula
    Memory
    32.0 GB of I forget and the box is in storage.
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte nVidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super OC 6GB
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    4 x LG 23MP75 1 x 24" LG M38H 1 x 32" LF6300 TV Monitor 1 x Wacom Pro 22" Tablet
    Screen Resolution
    All over the place
    Hard Drives
    2 x WD something Something 8TB HDD's / 2 x WD something Something 4TB HDD's / 1 x EVO 1TB SSD / 2 x QVO 1TB SSD's / 1 x EVO 250 GB SSD / 2 x QVO 1TB (External Hub) / 1 x EVO 1TB (Portable Backup Case)
    PSU
    Silverstone 1500
    Case
    NZXT Full Tower
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15 Elite Class Dual Tower CPU Cooler / 6 x EziDIY 120mm / 2 x Corsair 140mm somethings / 1 x 140mm Thermaltake something / 2 x 200mm Corsair.
    Keyboard
    Corsair K95 / Logitech diNovo Edge Wireless
    Mouse
    Logitech G402 / G502 / Mx Masters / MX Air Cordless
    Internet Speed
    100/40Mbps
    Browser
    All sorts
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky Premium
    Other Info
    I’m on a horse.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro 22621.2215
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    LENOVO Yoga 7i EVO OLED 14" Touchscreen i5 12 Core 16GB/512GB
    CPU
    Intel Core 12th Gen i5-1240P Processor (1.7 - 4.4GHz)
    Memory
    16GB LPDDR5 RAM
    Graphics card(s)
    Graphics processor is an Intel Iris Xe
    Sound Card
    optimized with Dolby Atmos®
    Screen Resolution
    QHD 2880 x 1800 OLED
    Hard Drives
    M.2 512GB
    Other Info
    …still on a horse.

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS
    CPU
    Intel(R) Celeron(R) G5905 CPU @ 3.50GHz 3.50 GHz
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1050 Ti
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    2 HDDs with 223 GB and 237 GB respectively that are both almost completely full ;-;
    Browser
    Firefox, Chrome
    Antivirus
    Avira free
  • Operating System
    Windows 7, Windows XP
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo Ideapad Y530 released in 2008
    Memory
    4 GB
2 days and no replies? ouch
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS
    CPU
    Intel(R) Celeron(R) G5905 CPU @ 3.50GHz 3.50 GHz
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1050 Ti
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    2 HDDs with 223 GB and 237 GB respectively that are both almost completely full ;-;
    Browser
    Firefox, Chrome
    Antivirus
    Avira free
  • Operating System
    Windows 7, Windows XP
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo Ideapad Y530 released in 2008
    Memory
    4 GB
2 days and no replies? ouch
Does the laptop have Wifi?
If not, the other suggestions of a "cheap" switch would seem to be the optimum solution.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win11 Pro 23H2 Build 22631.3447
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Powerspec
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-14900KF 3.20 GHz
    Motherboard
    MSI PRO Z690-A WIFI (MS-7D25)
    Memory
    G.Skill DDR5-5600 / PC5-44800 DDR5 SDRAM UDIMM
    Graphics Card(s)
    GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 4070 Ti WINDFORCE OC 12G (GV-N407TWF3OC-12GD)
    Sound Card
    OnBoard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell - various (3)
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    SSD/HDD/NVME
    PSU
    850 Watt 80+ Gold Modular
    Case
    PowerSpec/Lian Li ATX 205 Mesh
    Cooling
    Coolermaster MASTERLIQUID ML240L V2 RGB
    Keyboard
    Logi MX Keys S
    Mouse
    MX Master 3S
    Internet Speed
    600 mbps
    Browser
    various (Opera, Vivaldi, Edge, Brave, Chrome)
    Antivirus
    anitmalwarebytes; superantispyware; defender
I’m still not clear why you can’t connect the Laptop directly to the router via Ethernet cable. I’m assuming the router has more than one Lan port?
By the way, USB Ethernet adapters can degrade a connection. If the laptop has an Ethernet port, your best solution, in my opinion, is to connect directly to the router. Normally (as far as I know) an adapter would be used “from” a device that does not have an Ethernet port.
I don’t know why your software bridge breaks the PC connection. If you’re hell bent of running Ethernet from the computer, try resetting the network adapter and setting it up again.


The reason I know USB adapters degrade a connection is because;
A. I’ve been told so by smarter people than me.
B. I called my ISP because my Laptop was only recieving 600Mbps on a 1000Mbps connection.

During the call to my ISP, I was asked to connect the laptop directly to the router (my house is networked with ports all over the place)
Connecting the laptop (via USB Ethernet adapter because the laptop has no Ethernet port) directly to the router gave me an extra 50Mbps, so now I was getting 650Mbps
The tech on the phone asked the magic question “Are you using a USB Ethernet adapter?” He told me they can degrade a connection. This is a fairly new laptop from my specs (Computer Two)
So I pulled out a little used old ASUS laptop that has an Ethernet port and connected it directly to the router. I instantly started receiving over 900Mbps.
Now I just use WiFi for the laptop, 800Mbps is fine for it.
 
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My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 Build: 22631.3374
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Sin-built
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770K CPU @ 3.50GHz (4th Gen?)
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus VI Formula
    Memory
    32.0 GB of I forget and the box is in storage.
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte nVidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super OC 6GB
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    4 x LG 23MP75 1 x 24" LG M38H 1 x 32" LF6300 TV Monitor 1 x Wacom Pro 22" Tablet
    Screen Resolution
    All over the place
    Hard Drives
    2 x WD something Something 8TB HDD's / 2 x WD something Something 4TB HDD's / 1 x EVO 1TB SSD / 2 x QVO 1TB SSD's / 1 x EVO 250 GB SSD / 2 x QVO 1TB (External Hub) / 1 x EVO 1TB (Portable Backup Case)
    PSU
    Silverstone 1500
    Case
    NZXT Full Tower
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15 Elite Class Dual Tower CPU Cooler / 6 x EziDIY 120mm / 2 x Corsair 140mm somethings / 1 x 140mm Thermaltake something / 2 x 200mm Corsair.
    Keyboard
    Corsair K95 / Logitech diNovo Edge Wireless
    Mouse
    Logitech G402 / G502 / Mx Masters / MX Air Cordless
    Internet Speed
    100/40Mbps
    Browser
    All sorts
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky Premium
    Other Info
    I’m on a horse.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro 22621.2215
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    LENOVO Yoga 7i EVO OLED 14" Touchscreen i5 12 Core 16GB/512GB
    CPU
    Intel Core 12th Gen i5-1240P Processor (1.7 - 4.4GHz)
    Memory
    16GB LPDDR5 RAM
    Graphics card(s)
    Graphics processor is an Intel Iris Xe
    Sound Card
    optimized with Dolby Atmos®
    Screen Resolution
    QHD 2880 x 1800 OLED
    Hard Drives
    M.2 512GB
    Other Info
    …still on a horse.
I’m still not clear why you can’t connect the Laptop directly to the router via Ethernet cable. I’m assuming the router has more than one Lan port?
yes but the alternate ethernet goes to a different desk, and also still wanting to do a project and use a USB to ethernet adapter for once
Does the laptop have Wifi?
If not, the other suggestions of a "cheap" switch would seem to be the optimum solution.
as already shown, yes but with some MAJOR problems,
those are when on windows, the wifi will just stop working randomly for a long time before connecting fine like it's no problem
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS
    CPU
    Intel(R) Celeron(R) G5905 CPU @ 3.50GHz 3.50 GHz
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1050 Ti
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    2 HDDs with 223 GB and 237 GB respectively that are both almost completely full ;-;
    Browser
    Firefox, Chrome
    Antivirus
    Avira free
  • Operating System
    Windows 7, Windows XP
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo Ideapad Y530 released in 2008
    Memory
    4 GB
I don’t know why your software bridge breaks the PC connection. If you’re hell bent of running Ethernet from the computer, try resetting the network adapter and setting it up again.
i'll try that.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS
    CPU
    Intel(R) Celeron(R) G5905 CPU @ 3.50GHz 3.50 GHz
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1050 Ti
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    2 HDDs with 223 GB and 237 GB respectively that are both almost completely full ;-;
    Browser
    Firefox, Chrome
    Antivirus
    Avira free
  • Operating System
    Windows 7, Windows XP
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo Ideapad Y530 released in 2008
    Memory
    4 GB
another thing: after realising the bridge wasn't working, i disabled the bridge but the ethernet was still broken (laptop was still even receiving bridged ethernet) and it only stopped after unbridging the connections entirely
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS
    CPU
    Intel(R) Celeron(R) G5905 CPU @ 3.50GHz 3.50 GHz
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1050 Ti
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    2 HDDs with 223 GB and 237 GB respectively that are both almost completely full ;-;
    Browser
    Firefox, Chrome
    Antivirus
    Avira free
  • Operating System
    Windows 7, Windows XP
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo Ideapad Y530 released in 2008
    Memory
    4 GB
after testing antspants' method of resetting the network adapters then bridging, it still ends up in the same result, main computer gets no internet but laptop does.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS
    CPU
    Intel(R) Celeron(R) G5905 CPU @ 3.50GHz 3.50 GHz
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1050 Ti
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    2 HDDs with 223 GB and 237 GB respectively that are both almost completely full ;-;
    Browser
    Firefox, Chrome
    Antivirus
    Avira free
  • Operating System
    Windows 7, Windows XP
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo Ideapad Y530 released in 2008
    Memory
    4 GB
as already shown, yes but with some MAJOR problems,
those are when on windows, the wifi will just stop working randomly for a long time before connecting fine like it's no problem
This implies - based on my experience - that there are router/network connectivity issues.
Have you tested your routers WIFI strength?
Is it dual band?
If so are your access channels optimized for both 2.4 and 5G channels?
Typically 1,6, or 11 for 2.4G and 40 or 1547 for 5G.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win11 Pro 23H2 Build 22631.3447
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Powerspec
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-14900KF 3.20 GHz
    Motherboard
    MSI PRO Z690-A WIFI (MS-7D25)
    Memory
    G.Skill DDR5-5600 / PC5-44800 DDR5 SDRAM UDIMM
    Graphics Card(s)
    GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 4070 Ti WINDFORCE OC 12G (GV-N407TWF3OC-12GD)
    Sound Card
    OnBoard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell - various (3)
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    SSD/HDD/NVME
    PSU
    850 Watt 80+ Gold Modular
    Case
    PowerSpec/Lian Li ATX 205 Mesh
    Cooling
    Coolermaster MASTERLIQUID ML240L V2 RGB
    Keyboard
    Logi MX Keys S
    Mouse
    MX Master 3S
    Internet Speed
    600 mbps
    Browser
    various (Opera, Vivaldi, Edge, Brave, Chrome)
    Antivirus
    anitmalwarebytes; superantispyware; defender
This implies - based on my experience - that there are router/network connectivity issues.
Have you tested your routers WIFI strength?
Is it dual band?
If so are your access channels optimized for both 2.4 and 5G channels?
Typically 1,6, or 11 for 2.4G and 40 or 1547 for 5G.
this is laptop WIFI problems, not router.
i have been able to connect fine when using linux on the laptop or using a mobile device.
the main computer just has a terrible wifi chip and shouldn't connect at all
and the laptop's wifi has connectivity problems when using windows.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS
    CPU
    Intel(R) Celeron(R) G5905 CPU @ 3.50GHz 3.50 GHz
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1050 Ti
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    2 HDDs with 223 GB and 237 GB respectively that are both almost completely full ;-;
    Browser
    Firefox, Chrome
    Antivirus
    Avira free
  • Operating System
    Windows 7, Windows XP
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo Ideapad Y530 released in 2008
    Memory
    4 GB
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