2 LAN's issue

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by D Wells, Mar 5, 2005.

  1. D Wells

    D Wells Guest

    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?
     
    D Wells, Mar 5, 2005
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  2. D Wells

    Malke Guest

    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!"
     
    Malke, Mar 5, 2005
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  3. D Wells

    D Wells Guest

    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" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > 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!"
     
    D Wells, Mar 6, 2005
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