Re: 2 LAN's issue

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by dkw net user, Mar 9, 2005.

  1. dkw net user

    dkw net user Guest

    I also have a similar need for a Windows ME network. Please help!

    Karin


    "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
    > --
     
    dkw net user, Mar 9, 2005
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