My office broadband is down for few days and my two colleagues and I are using an EE Osprey wireless dongle to access the internet/email.
I feel that there must be a simple solution to the issue but it is beyond me.
The wireless connection only seems to work if I disable my wired LAN. However my wired LAN connects me to a Network Access Server drive and printers (and the out of order ADSL modem) via a switch. This means I cannot access the NAS drive which holds the office files or print to the printers. The others are not set up on the wireless let but I assume they will have the same issue.
Whilst I can keep enabling and disabling the LAN that is real pain for obvious reasons.
We do NOT run any back office or Exchange Server software it is a simple cat 5 structured cabling connection with printers and NAS on fixed IP addresses via an SMC switch.
Can I set it up so that Outlook and IE use the wireless connection but keep the wired LAN live so I can print etc? How do I force them to use the wireless instead of the wired connection?
We have three PCS. I am using XP and Outlook 2003 and the others use Windows 7 Ultimate and office 2010.