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How do I know whether wireless card or lan card take precedence on a windows xp computer

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I have a notebook that has both wireless card and a lan card.
If there is a wireless network and a lan network available and both are able to be used to surf the internet, which network will the notebook used?
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Question by:trevally8
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It is all down to metrics.
By default - xp allows the wired lan connection to be the default.
But - the key thing is - XP cannot use two different gateway IP addresses. - both cards can have the same gateway - but it cannot make use of two different ones when both cards are enabled.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/299540
https://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/route.mspx

The lower the metric - the higher the priority - so if you want to surf the web with the wireless - set the metric in the network card properties to a lower number than the wired connection.
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by:vigneshv10
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LAN will superseed the Wireless connection
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vigneshv10 - didn't I say that?
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You could also
Click Start
Click Control Panel
Click Network Connections
Select Advanced - Advanced Settings
Change the order in which the connections are accessed, this basically does the same thing as and235100 described above.

Hope that helps.

Cheers
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by:msCCare
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If this is true then how come every Laptop that I clean install XP Pro onto defaults to the WLAN connection? I am using a Dell OEM disk to Clean install the OS, and all machines are Dell Latitude D630's with a Broadcom LAN NIC and an Intel WLAN NIC.
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Are macs the same way?
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