Help in understanding Network Connections in Control Panel

We have no problem with our network connections.  Yet we have noticed a series of activities, that we want some insights on.  Due to our great experience with EE, we decided to detail this question and placed here.

Please note, that there has been some occasions we have had connection problems.  Fortunately,  and with EE helps in some of them, we discovered that it was related to the "Virtual Switch Manager" created as links from our VPC Hyper-V (to be used our LAN or our WIFI connections).  If we disabled on of these "switch" we noticed that the LAN Adapter related or linked to that switch, would not connect to the internet.  We think we have this cleared up and have identified how to resolve it when occurs.  For this question in particular, we have deleted these "switches"

First, an image of each activity or status with a brief description.  At the quen, the related questions.

PIX 1:
First, the following is a pix of our network connect screen with both LAN-WIRED adapter and WIRELESS apatre disable:
PIX 2:
The following is the Network Connections with only the LAN WIRED adpater enabled:
PIX 3:
The following is with only the WIRELESS adpater enabled:
PIX 4:
The following is when we create the "switch", under "Virtual Switch Manager" of our Windows 8 Hyper-V:
PIX 5:
This pix is when we also enable the WIRELESS adapter:
In pix 2, Why when enabled the LAN-WIRED aspater, under status it says "Network 16" and why as time goes by the numeric values increase (one time before saw it as "Network 4")?
In pix 2, Why WIRELESS adpater under Status, it says "Bridged"?
In pix 3, Why WIRELESS adpater created a new adpater "Ethernet 5" and under Status, it says "Network 16"?
In pix 4, no question, just reference
In pix 5, no question, just reference

Thank you in advance.
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Brian MurphyIT ArchitectCommented:
You choose those options in Hyper-V on Networking Tab.

NAT or bridged?  One or the other.

NAT uses the IP address of the host, bridged to Network would depend on VLAN Tagging and DHCP Scopes.

Wireless the same, still need controlled Wireless Network or it is going to show up as a Work, Home, Internet or unknown internet connection.

Big difference on AD Domain joined as well.  If your using Microsoft Workgroups, you can control the tagging at the NIC or Virtual NIC level and assign those networks only to your Hyper-V guests.

And that is dependent on the # of NIC's or networks you have defined on your HOSTS aka Hyper-V server.
rayluvsAuthor Commented:
When you say "You choose those options in Hyper-V on Networking Tab", do you mean that "Network 16" was created due to these Hyper-V "switches"?

And why it says specifically ""Network 16"?
So, first at all, whenever you add an adapter to the configuration, you have a new entry in the registry and due to many addings and removings the adapter counts up, as the default name is already in the registry. In Device Manager, such devices are hidden, but the old configuration is still there... You can see them if you show the hidden devices in Device Manager or if you search the registry. This is the reason for Ethernet 5 and Network 4...

If you work with HyperV, you have a physical NIC in your computer. To make it available the the HyperV guest, the physical NIC has to be virtualized. The physical NIC is changed to a HyperV Virtual Switch amd the virtual NIC with the configuration is set on top.
The virtual guest also gets a virtual NIC which also can communicate with the physical NIC via the HyperV switch.

Bridget mode means, that the Adapter works also like a router, so the communication can flow from one connection to another. Usually you have to activate the Bridge mode.

But working with two connections at the same time to the same target may confuse routing.  So if LAN and WLAn are in the same subnet, then the computer has to decide, which adapter to take for communication. The results depend from the network configuration and some other dependencies. So you should have enabled only one adapter at a time for a specific subnet.

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rayluvsAuthor Commented:
Sorry for the delay, been sick unable to log on!

Just re4ad your entry, and super clear!  Thanx!
rayluvsAuthor Commented:
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