I have need to be active on more than one NIC at a time. I noticed that my gigabit connection always drops into last place if any wireless connections are on too. I turned off automatic metrics in each adapter's advanced tcp settings and specified values as per Microsoft. 10, for example, for the gigabit NIC and much higher numbers (40) for the wireless NICs based on speed.
I checked the output of "route" and found the metrics there don't look anything like the metrics I specified. The wireless default routing table entry has a metric of 80 where the gigabit line has a metric of 266!.
What am I doing wrong?