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Windows 7: Using 3G Modem, it changes metric value and default gateway, help?


19 May 2011   #1

windows 7 64 bit ultimate
 
 
Using 3G Modem, it changes metric value and default gateway, help?

Hey guys,
I am using a 3G modem (Virgin Mobile MC760). In short; I have 2 connections; 1 is wired ethernet and the other is this 3G modem. I want to be able to use the 3G modem in a guest Vmware system while still using my regular ethernet for everything else in the host. (Unfortunately this modem doesn't work in VM so I am stuck having 2 internet connections in Windows 7 and trying to route this).

I have read up on metric values but heres the problem. I set the ethernet for a metric value of 1 and the 3g connection as 9999, ethernet alone works fine, as soon as I connect the 3g modem it takes priority and changes my metric value of the ethernet higher and creates a 0.0.0.0 default gateway, when my ethernet is 192.168.1.1. The only way around this is if I disconnect my ethernet and reconnect it, it will then take priority and have both be connected and use ethernet.

Is there any solution to this?


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19 May 2011   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by petya124 View Post
Hey guys,
I am using a 3G modem (Virgin Mobile MC760). In short; I have 2 connections; 1 is wired ethernet and the other is this 3G modem. I want to be able to use the 3G modem in a guest Vmware system while still using my regular ethernet for everything else in the host. (Unfortunately this modem doesn't work in VM so I am stuck having 2 internet connections in Windows 7 and trying to route this).

I have read up on metric values but heres the problem. I set the ethernet for a metric value of 1 and the 3g connection as 9999, ethernet alone works fine, as soon as I connect the 3g modem it takes priority and changes my metric value of the ethernet higher and creates a 0.0.0.0 default gateway, when my ethernet is 192.168.1.1. The only way around this is if I disconnect my ethernet and reconnect it, it will then take priority and have both be connected and use ethernet.

Is there any solution to this?
Dont think so. I have a virgin 3g modem and the coding is built into the firmware in the dongle.
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19 May 2011   #3

windows 7 64 bit ultimate
 
 

which coding do you mean? what exactly is built into the firmware?
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19 May 2011   #4

windows 7 64 bit ultimate
 
 

it is just windows settings, I dont understand why it sets it this way? there must be someway to be able to get this working. if a computer has 2 internet connections you should be able to route them the way you need to?
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21 May 2011   #5

windows 7 64 bit ultimate
 
 

anyone?
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