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Control which network connection Windows uses

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Hello - is there a way to force Windows to automatically connect to a specific network connection - or the FASTER connection - over another available connection?  I'm haviong trouble with some laptops on the network taking very slow backups because they are selecting the slower WIFI connections that are available, in spite of the LAN connections that are available.  I have tried adjust the NIC order, but it doesn't work - Windows chooses the WIFI every time, unless the user physically disables the wireless NIC, which isn't reliable.

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Yes, you have to prioritize the network card in "Adapters and Bindings":

Click Start -> Control Panel
Network and Sharing Center
Change Adapter Settings
Press the "Alt" key, and this should enable a menu at the top of the window...go to "Advanced" and then "Advanced Settings."  
In the "Connections" box, you can move whatever connection you want to have priority to the top.
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ok. I think I tried that, but let me double-check.  thanks
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wow - my apologies. didn't realize I left this open.  your suggestions worked.  thank you
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