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Windows 7: Using a wireless air card and ethernet cord at the same time

20 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
Using a wireless air card and ethernet cord at the same time

I am having some issues. I am new to windows 7 and was very hesistant to switch. Work bought me a new computer and i had no choice. Here is my setup:

At work, we have multiple laptops running on Verizon Wireless 4g Air Cards. Our printer in plugged into a Netgear VPN Firewall. When running XP, i was able to be connected to the 4g Air Card and have the ethernet cord plugged in allowing me to print and scan.

The 4g Air Card connects via a "lan adapter"

With Windows 7, I can no longer do this. When i am connect via the air card, i have no issues. as soon as I plug in the ethernet cord, i dont have any internet connection. It says it is connected, but I cannot visit any websites. As soon as I unplug the ethernet cord, everything works fine.

Does anyone know of a fix to this problem? I am sorry if there is already an answer for this somewhere else, but I couldn't find it in the forums.

Thanks in advance for any help anyone can offer.

My System SpecsSystem Spec

20 Jan 2011   #2

Windows 7; Server 08; Window Home Server; Vista; XP

You will need to edit your routing tables in windows to tell it to route internet traffic over the wimax.

You might also be able to set the metrics for the cards setting the wimax card to 1 and the others to 9999. This may work but it most likely will be flakey.
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