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Windows 7: Inserting Ethernet Cord Does Not "Automatically" switch connection....

29 Dec 2012   #1
User Names

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Inserting Ethernet Cord Does Not "Automatically" switch connection....

Inserting Ethernet Cord Does Not "Automatically" switch connection to ethernet.

This is the trouble I have to go through whenever I insert my ethernet cord:


I have to go to network and sharing center

Then I have to click change adapter settings

Finally, I have to disable wireless network access for direct connection.

I am wondering if there is some type of setting that I can check for on my

Windows 7 OS to automatically enable the described function I want (which

should already be enabled, unfortunately it is not).


Not that these details really matter, but I have an Alienware m14xr2, but...


OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate

6.1.7601 pack 1 build 7601

BIOS Version/Date Alienware A09, 6/29/2012

Installed physical memory (ram I assume) says 12gb, with 9.44gb available, which is strange because I have 16gb of ram!

Available Virtual Memory 21.1gb

System Type x64-based PC


Thank You for the help in the future!


Regards,
Sean


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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29 Dec 2012   #2
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Hi Sean, if you do this Wireless Setting.pdf before powering on your pc, it will work.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Dec 2012   #3
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by User Names View Post
Inserting Ethernet Cord Does Not "Automatically" switch connection to ethernet.

This is the trouble I have to go through whenever I insert my ethernet cord:


I have to go to network and sharing center

Then I have to click change adapter settings

Finally, I have to disable wireless network access for direct connection.

I am wondering if there is some type of setting that I can check for on my

Windows 7 OS to automatically enable the described function I want (which

should already be enabled, unfortunately it is not).


Not that these details really matter, but I have an Alienware m14xr2, but...


OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate

6.1.7601 pack 1 build 7601

BIOS Version/Date Alienware A09, 6/29/2012

Installed physical memory (ram I assume) says 12gb, with 9.44gb available, which is strange because I have 16gb of ram!

Available Virtual Memory 21.1gb

System Type x64-based PC


Thank You for the help in the future!


Regards,
Sean
By default with Windows, an Ethernet connection always takes over the connection the second it's plugged in.

This happens on my machines without exception so I can't imagine why it would not be happening the same way on your machine.

Although there are some settings in the Group Policy Editor under Network that might have an effect on this problem.
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