Why PC windows prefer wireless over wire

PC has two ways to access internet, wireless and wire. but the PC always prefer wireless. how can we change it so that PC prefer wire lan? Thank you
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
If wireless is always available, disconnect the LAN (Ethernet) cable and wireless will take over.

OR, Disable the LAN adapter (Device Manager).

I prefer the first approach.  My desktop PC has both.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Misread the above. LAN connected SHOULD take over. Always does on our computers.

So disconnect the Wireless (Wireless Icon in System Tray) and (assuming LAN is connected) it will now take priority.

Either way, disconnect what you do not want and use the other.

You can change the Metric in Advanced Network Properties if you wish and that works as well.
David Johnson, CDRetiredCommented:
In Control Panel, double-click Network Connections.
Right-click a network interface, and then click Properties.
Click Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), and then click Properties.
On the General tab, click Advanced.
To specify a metric, on the IP Settings tab, click to clear the Automatic metric check box, and then enter the metric  that you want in the Interface Metric field.

lower is prefered.


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eemoonAuthor Commented:
Thank you so much. you are right
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