Wireless and Wired Connection Priority
Posted on 2006-11-24
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?