Hello. I'm running a HP 8530b Workstation OS XP SP3 which connects to the network via a wired connection (1gb) and a wireless connection using the on board wireless card.
My problem is that when the machine is connected to the docking station (wired), I would like to use the LAN as it is a 1GB connection but when I remove the machine from the dock, switch to the wireless.
If I remove the laptop from the dock, programs such as IE8 and Outlook and Outlook Express will not automatically change over to the WLAN. I have to open up network connections and disable the LAN.
All programs will instantly connect via the wireless.
If I then connect back to the docking station and enable the LAN, the programs will still use the WLAN unless I disable the WLAN.
I really don't want to be disabling the connections every time I have to move away from my desk.
I have tired enabling the LAN/WLAN switching in the BIOS but this just switches off the WLAN when the LAN is connected (via the HP software) and does not work. I still have to disable the WLAN connection for it to switch over.
I have set the Metric of the LAN to 10 and the WLAN to 20 but still it does not switch over to the LAN if the two are both connected but the WLAN was established first.