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D Wells
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      03-05-2005
I have a unique case where a single computer has both a wired and wireless
LAN connection. The wireless connection supports the workgroup and is the
Internet AP. The wired portion handles storage and printer functions for
this computer. Other computers on the wireless network do not need or have
access to the wired portion.

The problem is during boot, the wired LAN is grapped as the Internet
connection, not the wireless LAN. If I unplug the cable to the wired
portion, all is OK for the Internet at boot, but the services of the wired
portion are lost. Once I plug the cable back in, all returns to normal.

How do I specify or configure so I can boot with the cable plugged in and
still access the Internet?


 
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Malke
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      03-05-2005
D Wells wrote:

> I have a unique case where a single computer has both a wired and
> wireless
> LAN connection. The wireless connection supports the workgroup and is
> the
> Internet AP. The wired portion handles storage and printer functions
> for
> this computer. Other computers on the wireless network do not need or
> have access to the wired portion.
>
> The problem is during boot, the wired LAN is grapped as the Internet
> connection, not the wireless LAN. If I unplug the cable to the wired
> portion, all is OK for the Internet at boot, but the services of the
> wired
> portion are lost. Once I plug the cable back in, all returns to
> normal.
>
> How do I specify or configure so I can boot with the cable plugged in
> and still access the Internet?


I'm assuming you have XP. Perhaps this information from MVP Steve
Winograd will help:

When multiple Internet connections are available, Windows XP uses the
one that has the lowest "metric" value. If both of your connections
are enabled, assign a lower metric to the one that you want to use for
Internet access, and assign a higher metric to the other one.

To assign a metric to a network connection:

1. Open the Network Connections folder.
2. Right click the desired connection.
3. Click Properties | Internet Protocol (TCP/IP).
4. Click Properties | Advanced.
5. Un-check "Automatic metric".
6. Enter a number between 1 and 9999 for the "Interface metric".

Malke
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D Wells
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      03-06-2005
Since Malke and others may have not connected my original question and his
earlier response, I have included the full query and response below. His
earlier reply covered the XP world, and was excellent.

My follow up query is requesting a similar solution for Win98/Me area.

"Malke" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> D Wells wrote:
>
> > I have a unique case where a single computer has both a wired and
> > wireless
> > LAN connection. The wireless connection supports the workgroup and is
> > the
> > Internet AP. The wired portion handles storage and printer functions
> > for
> > this computer. Other computers on the wireless network do not need or
> > have access to the wired portion.
> >
> > The problem is during boot, the wired LAN is grapped as the Internet
> > connection, not the wireless LAN. If I unplug the cable to the wired
> > portion, all is OK for the Internet at boot, but the services of the
> > wired
> > portion are lost. Once I plug the cable back in, all returns to
> > normal.
> >
> > How do I specify or configure so I can boot with the cable plugged in
> > and still access the Internet?

>
> I'm assuming you have XP. Perhaps this information from MVP Steve
> Winograd will help:
>
> When multiple Internet connections are available, Windows XP uses the
> one that has the lowest "metric" value. If both of your connections
> are enabled, assign a lower metric to the one that you want to use for
> Internet access, and assign a higher metric to the other one.
>
> To assign a metric to a network connection:
>
> 1. Open the Network Connections folder.
> 2. Right click the desired connection.
> 3. Click Properties | Internet Protocol (TCP/IP).
> 4. Click Properties | Advanced.
> 5. Un-check "Automatic metric".
> 6. Enter a number between 1 and 9999 for the "Interface metric".
>
> Malke
> --
> MS MVP - Windows Shell/User
> Elephant Boy Computers
> www.elephantboycomputers.com
> "Don't Panic!"



 
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