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How do I configure my XP laptop to prefer the Wired Ethernet connection over the Wireless?

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I have a Windows XP SP3 laptop that uses 2 different network connections.  The Wired LAN connects to my corporate network and the Wireless connects to my home network.  I need the Wireless to access printers only.  The problem that I have is that when I connect both of them, the wireless has a default gateway metric of 1 and the wired has a default gateway metric of 20 as shown in a route print statement.  I have several connections that I need to make on the Wired network that are failing because they are going out the wireless instead of my wired LAN.  I have added a couple of persistent route add statement to connect to some of the services, but it is still favoring the wireless.  How can I change this?
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An explanation of the Automatic Metric feature for Internet Protocol routes
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/299540

Change the metrics so that the wired is lower.....
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by:Wyant Niswonger
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I changed both the wired and the wireless which hopefully won't cause me problems when I connect to networks away from my home office.  Time will tell!
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Are you going to be multi homed when away from the home office even?
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No it is not multi homed out side of my home office.  Eiither one or the other.
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No it is not multi homed out side of my home office.  Eiither one or the other.
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Should be fine away from home....

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