Solved

My PC should choose between Wireless and Wired network

Posted on 2004-09-13
7
169 Views
Last Modified: 2010-03-18

Hello everybody.

I have some notebooks running Windows XP SP1 which have  both Wireless and Ethernet cards installed.
In addition, I have an access point connected to my LAN in the area where these notebooks are used.

I would like that when I connect my PC to the wired network, it should be able to automatically choose to connect  to wireless or wired one depending on the availability of both networks.

I can't ask  users to disable Ethernet connection and enable Wireless connection when they are not connected to Wired LAN.
I can't ask  users to disable Wireless connection and enable Ethernet connection when they are connected to Wired LAN also.

I don't know if Windows XP can do it by itself or I need a third part software.

Please help me.

Thanks

Fulvio
0
Comment
Question by:fmalinve
  • 2
7 Comments
 
LVL 18

Accepted Solution

by:
crissand earned 250 total points
ID: 12045997
If there are priorities on connecting you can configure each computer to use first one connection and then the other. Thsi is done in Network configuration, Advanced/Advanced setting/Adpters an bindings. There you can change the binding order, let's say first the wired connection and second the wireless connection. Is not very reliable, but is the solution included in windows.
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:jose_ramirez
ID: 12048095
fmalinve,
as long as i know, you can have both connections enabled and no problem with it. I have a laptop, with wireless and wired, and both services: switch and AP; what i do, when i know i´ll need to move to another location inside my company, a meeting, boss, etc. i just disconnect wire (rj-45 cable) and ready, i´m connected to wired!! and no problem... this is my 0.02
Jose
0
 

Author Comment

by:fmalinve
ID: 12061932

I thought there would be more difficult but as ramirez said it seems that windows can manage the 2 networks easily.

I will do some tests and post the results.
0
 
LVL 18

Expert Comment

by:crissand
ID: 12062085
I wrote to you how to setup the network configuration if you want a connection order. Since the wired connection is faster, I'll put it first, and, if not available, the computer will use the wirelesss.
0

Featured Post

Efficient way to get backups off site to Azure

This user guide provides instructions on how to deploy and configure both a StoneFly Scale Out NAS Enterprise Cloud Drive virtual machine and Veeam Cloud Connect in the Microsoft Azure Cloud.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Sometimes you might need to configure routing based not only on destination IP address, but also on a combination of destination IP address (or hostname) and destination port number. I will describe a method how to accomplish this with free tools. …
A common practice in small networks is making file sharing easy which works extremely well when intra-network security is not an issue. In essence, everyone, that is "Everyone", is given access to all of the shared files - often the entire C: drive …
With Secure Portal Encryption, the recipient is sent a link to their email address directing them to the email laundry delivery page. From there, the recipient will be required to enter a user name and password to enter the page. Once the recipient …
Finds all prime numbers in a range requested and places them in a public primes() array. I've demostrated a template size of 30 (2 * 3 * 5) but larger templates can be built such 210  (2 * 3 * 5 * 7) or 2310  (2 * 3 * 5 * 7 * 11). The larger templa…

786 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question