Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Howto check if a connection is active when multiple connections activ?

22 Aug 2012   #1
grasmanek94

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Howto check if a connection is active when multiple connections activ?

Well, I have a WiFi router and I connect to it by using both my WiFi adapters in my laptop, so when doing ipconfig I get this:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\Users\Rafal>ipconfig
Windows IP Configuration

Wireless LAN adapter WiFi:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::f1c9:2363:e008:c3f5%17
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.28
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
Wireless LAN adapter USB300N:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.29
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1

And then one time I had no internet, not really what I expected, by connecting to the network with two adapters I expect to not have that many drops, meaning if one adapter loses connection the other still has it, right? and reverse too.
But now I had a situation where my internet droped, I did ping 192.168.1.1 and there was no response, so I ping 192.168.1.28 and 192.168.1.29 and the ping works, so it doesn't ping it via the router.
Now my questions are:
1)How can I determine from which adapter/connection I have internet?
2)How can I determine if one or both adapters lost connecton to the WiFi router?
3)How can I force a connection to be used without disconnecting/disabling an other connection?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
22 Aug 2012   #2
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

You may not realize it but your machine is only using one of those connections at a time.

If you are having dropped connections it's most likely from not using a clear channel for the wireless or you have other active virtual adaptors which should be disabled, like the Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport adaptor for instance.

You didn't show the entire ipconfig so I can only assume which adaptors you might have active.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Aug 2012   #3
grasmanek94

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

all other adapters are disabled : ) (and the one you mentioned too)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

24 Sep 2012   #4
grasmanek94

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

so still no joy? Is windows really that bad that it doesn't allow me to 'ping' via a chosen connection? I 'MUST' use the default connection?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Howto check if a connection is active when multiple connections activ?




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Local Area Connection - No Connections Available
Windows 7 64bit Professional: Recently cloned another machine and imaged this one and it was working fine. Did a few windows updates and was working fine. Now on reboot "No Connections Available". This is in a school comp. lab and this happened to 1 other machine (wasn't able to fix). I've...
Network & Sharing
Slow web browsing and many active connections.
"requested information." 1. Is this a wired or wireless connection issue? I don't believe so 2. Who is your Internet Service Provider (ISP)? Charter 3. What type of Broadband connection are you using? Cable 4. What is the exact Make and Model of your Modem, Router or Modem/Router...
Network & Sharing
More than One Active connections
I have a proxy internet connection provided by my college and i mostly use VPN connections to bypass them Now in previous days the proxy connection has been jittery so once the main proxy server was down for a few minutes after that im not able to access the internet It always says the the...
Network & Sharing
Spell Check Is Not Active
Although I can see the spell check icon in Windows Live, it is dimmed and not active. How can I make it active? I thought I picked it under Mail Options, but it doesn't seem to make any difference.
Browsers & Mail
Multiple Active Connections (Pic)
Hey guys, I don't know exactly what I did here and how it got to this point, but I show two active networks, one being my home network and on being an unidentified network. As you can see, they are both connected to my wireless router and it makes absolutely no sense why I have two active...
Network & Sharing
limited connections or no connection to the internet
when i open my computer and proceeds to the desktop, it should be connected to the internet automatically right, my question is this:
Network & Sharing


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 00:42.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App