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Windows 7: Wireless disconnects when on LAN

16 May 2012   #1
karpadium

windows7 enterprise 64 bit
 
 
Wireless disconnects when on LAN

I want to keep both my wireless and LAN working and control my routing using advance option of meric. I want to use my LAN for my local devices and use wireless for internet.

My problem is that as soon as I enable my LAN connection, my wireless gets disconnected.

I would appreciate if you gurus can help me fix this.

Thanks a bunch,

Karpadium


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17 May 2012   #2
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

This is how Windows 7 works, by default "at least for me" it will choose the LAN connection over the wireless when ever it's available. Or I should say it will choose the faster connection or the one with the lowest metric value which is usually the LAN connection but can also be the wireless connection.

I think you meant to say advanced option of changing the metric, the link below may help you to change the metric so you can change this behavior.

Blog Rat: Forcing Windows 7 to use wired when available

Here is what Microsoft says about using the Metric.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/299540

This link has some solutions that might also help.
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...2-34f05b47a06c
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