Wireless Suppression

Hi, running Windows 7 SP1 Enterprise with Windows Wireless Natively. When connected to a wired connection (with or without a docking station), wireless is not disabling with wireless still being used when wired.

Media Sense is enabled on all network connections. This is occurring on both HP and Dell
laptops.

Only thing I can think of is about disabling Media Sense on one of the adapters but isn't media sense suppose to detect a wired vs wireless connection?

Peter
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MarkieSCommented:
Do you need to disable wireless or just have Ethernet as the preferred route.

Setting the TCP/IP metrics will route your network traffic across a prefered connection.  If Ethernet is present it will use that.  If Ethernet is not present it will use Wireless.

See link  http://www.experts-exchange.com/Networking/Protocols/DHCP/Q_26875220.html?sfQueryTermInfo=1+10+30+metric+vb
xmlmagicianCommented:
cant you just go to the advanced settings of the wireless and click on the setting use this connection if no LAN connection available?
madyoungblood7Author Commented:
Markie S, I'll take alook at this. Pretty much want to use wired when detected as the preferred within or outside of docking station using wireless outside of this.

Peter
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madyoungblood7Author Commented:
xmlmagician:

I was thinking that it should be this easy or media sense automatically handle this, but haven't been able to see such as setting. Where exactly are you seeing this?

Peter
MarkieSCommented:
This is what Media Sense does!

The settings are in the Network Adapter Properties, Internet Protocol, Advanced - IP Settings METRIC

This is probably set to Automatic but you can give it a COST - The higher the Cost the less preferred the route.  

So each of your Network adapters can be given a COST (Metric) -  Give your Wireless a high cost and your Ethernet cards a low cost.  This way it will use the Ethernet if it's available but go back to Wireless if Ethernet is not present.

The link above gave you a VB script to run that will set this for you.

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xmlmagicianCommented:
hi

I do not have a wireless on my PC to take a screenshot and post it but i think it is somewhere as an option. I am trying to find it but on google images but i am struggling. I will keep looking
madyoungblood7Author Commented:
Thx Markie
MarkieSCommented:
Very welcome...
All the best
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