?
Solved

Wireless and Wired Connection Priority

Posted on 2006-11-24
3
Medium Priority
?
2,658 Views
Last Modified: 2009-09-02
So I have a laptop running WinXP Home.

As most laptops nowadays do, it has both a regular LAN connection and a wireless connection.

We have the wireless connection configured to DHCP off a router on the 10.10.60.0/24 subnet which has Internet connectivity, and the wired connection configured to DHCP off another router on the 192.168.0.0/24 subnet which does not have Internet connectivity.

When both interfaces are enabled, trying to ping to the outside world fails. Cannot load up any webpages either.

With the wired connection disabled, it will load up webpages fine.

So, from this, I will assume that when both interfaces are enabled, it is trying to use the wired connection instead of the wireless.

Is there some way to tell it to use the wireless connection instead?

When the machine has connections to two subnets, how does it know which one to use anyway?
0
Comment
Question by:ISoul
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
3 Comments
 
LVL 79

Accepted Solution

by:
lrmoore earned 1000 total points
ID: 18009994
>from this, I will assume that when both interfaces are enabled, it is trying to use the wired connection instead of the wireless.
That is correct.

You can easily manipulate the routing table, and tell Windows not to use automatic metric for network connection.
TCP/IP properties, Advanced [x] Automatic Metric  is checked by default...

Take a look at C:\>route print to see which has priority. This is how Windows knows which gateway to use.
0
 
LVL 10

Author Comment

by:ISoul
ID: 18010004
Cool. Never knew about that metrics setting. I see a lower metric number means higher priority.

Got it working as I want now. Thanks!
0
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:knightrider2k2
ID: 18010005
What you have to do is, take the default gateway OFF the wired connection.

There should be only one default gateway configured that is on the wireless connection.
0

Featured Post

Create the perfect environment for any meeting

You might have a modern environment with all sorts of high-tech equipment, but what makes it worthwhile is how you seamlessly bring together the presentation with audio, video and lighting. The ATEN Control System provides integrated control and system automation.

Question has a verified solution.

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

In this article, I am going to show you how to simulate a multi-site Lab environment on a single Hyper-V host. I use this method successfully in my own lab to simulate three fully routed global AD Sites on a Windows 10 Hyper-V host.
Not everyone has adapted to a rapid advancement in technology; there are people who are reluctant or afraid to delve into this brave new world of IT. If you have a friend or a family member who suffers from the so-called technophobia, here is how yo…
NetCrunch network monitor is a highly extensive platform for network monitoring and alert generation. In this video you'll see a live demo of NetCrunch with most notable features explained in a walk-through manner. You'll also get to know the philos…
Michael from AdRem Software outlines event notifications and Automatic Corrective Actions in network monitoring. Automatic Corrective Actions are scripts, which can automatically run upon discovery of a certain undesirable condition in your network.…
Suggested Courses

765 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