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Windows 7: how to set a primary internet connection type?

24 Dec 2011   #1
socrgy9

windows 7 64bit on both
 
 
how to set a primary internet connection type?

hi, i recently got my dad a new computer. it has a built in wireless adapter. like me, he prefers to keep his desktop plugged in to the router with a hard wire. however, the computer defaults to the wireless connection.

is there a way to set the hard wired connection as the default over the wireless.

for example...i click on the disconnect button on the wireless networks menu. its fine, disconnects from the wireless and the wired connection picks up. *** every time the computer is rebooted for whatever reason, the wireless is automatically connected again when i log in.

im sure its a simple fix, just can't find it.

thanks!
colin




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24 Dec 2011   #2
mgp1964

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

A desktop with a built in wireless card
What type of computer is this?

If it is an integrated card then you should be able to disable it in BIOs.
If it is an add-on card just remove the card from the pc and be done with it.
Or you can go into device manager and disable the wireless card.
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26 Dec 2011   #3
socrgy9

windows 7 64bit on both
 
 

found it. was able to go to the manage wireless networks page within the control panel, right click on the network, go to properties, and under the connection tab, uncheck the box that says connect automatically when this network is in range.

sorry, i knew it was a simple fix. just had to dig deeper


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