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Separating wireless and builtin NIC network access

I have installed 2 nics.  A Linksys wireless for internet access and the other is a builtin LAN on my Gateway that I use for accessing my work wired network.  The only way to access the internet is by disableing the builtin NIC.  I've tried going through the advanced menu on network connections and setting the bindings order so that the wireless is the first, but this makes no difference.  The wired lan has a static ip set at the server.  The wireless is automatically assigned.  Running XP Pro.
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
you need to change the metrics on the NIC's...higher the metric the higher the priority and it will let you out (i think, i am a little blurry on the details - its prison break night)
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MereteCommented:
Well I believe you can't while the wired is plugged in and set at the server. It automatically becomes the default connection unless you disable it as the default manually rightclick the connection and dis-able.

My opinion of course.
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and235100Commented:
You just set the correct gateway that you want to use on the nic you want - then set no gateway for the other...
Otherwise - as Jay_Jay70 says-  metrics may be the way to go -

From: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/140859

Metric:

The Metric is the number of hops to the destination. Anything on the local LAN is one hop and each router crossed after that is an additional hop. The Metric is used to determine the best route.

But I would recommend using a lower metric as a higher priority - not a higher one...

(by default in XP - wired lan connections always take presidence over wireless ones)
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
hehe thought i might have mixed them up, always do :)
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SysExpertCommented:
Other options.

1) Use hardware profiles, at boot to determine which one to use.

2) use netswitcher program or similar.

I hope this helps !
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ssurbrookAuthor Commented:
The metric configuration worked!  Setting the wireless metric at 1 and keeping the wired LAN at auto was all I needed to do.  Thanks!!
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
so why didnt you accept what i said? I mean, a split was certainly in order there wasnt it?
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ssurbrookAuthor Commented:
Sorry Jay Jay, it's been a bit crazy today.  Computer gremblins are out.  Yeah, you were right on the mark too.  Thanks.
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
tis no problem mate, my alter ego has opened it, so if you want to split you can, if not, then tis ok too

James
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
Thank you :)
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and235100Commented:
Off topic comment removed by Netminder 18 Oct 2007
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
Off topic comment removed by Netminder 18 Oct 2007
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NetminderCommented:
and235100,

Jay_Jay70 did not split the points; he just reopened the question to allow the Asker to do so. Since we don't have any way of seeing the actual distribution, until I hear differently, the system automatically awards the earliest comment as the "Answer" unless one comment has more points assigned to it than any other.

And I suggest that if you want to criticize a comment, please feel free to do so, but criticizing a member is not something we approve of.

I have removed the off-topic comments.

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