Laptop wired over wireless connection
Posted on 2013-10-04
I manage a number of laptops in one of my sites and we appear to be having some issues with wireless and wired connections. Doing some reading it was suggested that a wired connection takes priority over a wireless connection if both exist.
To test this out, I put up a file on our ftp site, set the laptop up wired and downloaded the file, I disconnected the cable and downloaded the same file over wireless. I plugged the network cable back in and downloaded the file once more. It downloaded it over wireless even though a wired connection existed
I opened up the advanced settings under Network connections and checked the bindings on the laptop. It showed the wireless at the top. I changed the LAN connection to the top, restarted the laptop and tried it again. This time, the third download did switch over to the wired connection.
I don't want to visit each laptop to make that change so is there a registry item or GPO setting that I can push down to all the laptops through a logon script?