Bridging your network connection is a handy method for sharing your internet connection between two (or more) computers. It’s useful if you can’t buy a router with more than one ethernet port, or if you’re a college student in a dorm room with limited ethernet jacks and no router.
Basically, bridging is plugging one computer into another computer that already has a connection to a larger network (like the internet) and letting the bridged computer use the networked computer’s connection. To do so though, the networked computer needs to have two ethernet ports, one for the big network, and one for the bridged computer. Make sure that before starting that the computer you’re gonna bridge through has two ethernet ports, and that the hardware is capable of bridging ethernet connections (it probably should be).