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I want to change which of my two network cards is the primary connection to the broadand Internet connection

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I have a Windows XP Pro O/S with two network cards installed and functioning properly.  If I have both network cards enabled the card that has the WAN reply restricted by the ISP always becomes the default.  I want the other network card that is completely open to the Internet (and assigned an outside IP address) to be the default.  Any idea how to make this happen?
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try "route add 0.0.0.0 mask 0.0.0.0 w.x.y.z IF <#>"

where
w.x.y.z is your ISP Gateway
<#> is the connection# of the ethernet card you want to use

you can figure out the ethernet card connection number by running "ipconfig /all"
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actually, if i understand you correctly, you would like all internet traffic to travel over a particular network connection?  

Then only set the gateway on that particular network connection.

Check this out:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Networking/Microsoft_Network/Q_20879781.html
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There is a trick, not always working, but you may try it. I think it will require a logoff/logon. Here it is:

Start/Control Panel/Network connections Advanced/Advanced Settings/Adapters and bindings. Use the arrows to change the order of the adapters.

Or you can disable the unwanted adapter.
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