To remove the network bridge


Open Network Connections


Under Network Bridge, right-click Network Bridge, and then click Delete.


To open Network Connections, click Start, click Control Panel, click Network and Internet Connections, and then click Network Connections

You must be logged on as an administrator or a member of the Administrators group in order to complete this procedure. If your computer is connected to a network, network policy settings may also prevent you from completing this procedure. 

If you remove network adapters from the Network Bridge, and less than two adapters remain, the Network Bridge will not perform its intended function, but will continue to to use system resources.

If you remove the network bridge, computer on your network will be unable to communicate with computers that are on different network segments. Some of the computers on your network may lose Internet connectivity.

Internet Connection Sharing, Internet Connection Firewall, Discovery and Control, and Network Bridge are not available on Windows XP 64-Bit Edition. 

Home and small office networking components overview

Network Bridge overview

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