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Multiple networks - Wired and wi-fi - choose preferred internet connection

I connect to my wired LAN (domain) which has an internet connetion; as well as to a wi-fi hi speed internet connection. Can I define my preferred way of accessing the internet? Also, can I switch back and forth between the two for internet connectivity? My laptop's OS is Windows Vista Business and my domain server runs SBS 2008 R2
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davidfencik

8/22/2022 - Mon
mdj1501

Hi,

Do they have different gateways ?

why do want to do this why not one connection ?
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Yes they have different gateways with separate IP addresses. I need to connect to my wired LAN since I have to connect to my domain server. However, the internet connection is slow on the LAN and I have a separate, dedicated internet connection for myself which is through the wi-fi network. Currently, when I connect to both, I automatically connect to the internet thru my wi-fi router and do not hav eaccess to the internet on my LAN until I dosconnect from the wi-fi.
Jakob Digranes

do you have permission to set static IP on wired connection?

you could try to do the following in command.

let's say you LAN connection is at 10.0.0.0/24 and wireless is at 192.168.1.0/24, then try to do the following routes in command:

route add 10.0.0.0 MASK 255.255.255.0 10.0.0.1 -p (sends all traffic to 10.0.0.0 to gateway 10.0.0.1)
route add 0.0.0.0 MASK 0.0.0.0 192.168.1.1 -p (Sends all traffic to all other addresses to 192.168.1.1)

But this depends on what routes the networks already have. (route print)
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davidfencik

Try removing the default gateway on the wired lan.