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Windows 7: Wifi No Internet Access When Using Ethernet

06 Dec 2013   #1
Syrexide

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Wifi No Internet Access When Using Ethernet

Okay, so I'm new to the forums.

When I connect to ethernet and use wifi simultaneously the wifi turns off and says No Internet Access. I am using a Dell Inspiron 1545.

Thanks.


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06 Dec 2013   #2
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Syrexide View Post
Okay, so I'm new to the forums.

When I connect to ethernet and use wifi simultaneously the wifi turns off and says No Internet Access. I am using a Dell Inspiron 1545.

Thanks.
The wireless dropping out may be a completely different problem but there is a Group Policy setting to enable both connections at start up.

Windows doesn't typically use both connections at once and it defaults to the faster connection if both are enabled which is usually Ethernet connection, but if you want the wireless to connect automatically at boot up and stay connected with the Ethernet connection there is setting you need to disable in Group Policy.

Go to start/run type in gpedit.msc. Navigate to the following location

Administrative templates/Network/Windows Connection Manager . The setting Minimize the number of simultaneous connections to the internet.

For more than one connection to stay connected reliably this setting needs to be disabled.

I've been using this Policy to test wireless signals with my Ethernet connected and it does work so that both connections are enabled at start up and they both stay up.

I had to connect the wireless manually on start up most of the time before I changed this setting.

If the wireless issue persists, then please to install InSSIDer from the link and post the results here so I can take a look at the wireless landscape in your area.

inSSIDer for Home ? Discover The Wi-Fi Around You | MetaGeek


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07 Dec 2013   #3
Syrexide

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Syrexide View Post
Okay, so I'm new to the forums.

When I connect to ethernet and use wifi simultaneously the wifi turns off and says No Internet Access. I am using a Dell Inspiron 1545.

Thanks.
The wireless dropping out may be a completely different problem but there is a Group Policy setting to enable both connections at start up.

Windows doesn't typically use both connections at once and it defaults to the faster connection if both are enabled which is usually Ethernet connection, but if you want the wireless to connect automatically at boot up and stay connected with the Ethernet connection there is setting you need to disable in Group Policy.

Go to start/run type in gpedit.msc. Navigate to the following location

Administrative templates/Network/Windows Connection Manager . The setting Minimize the number of simultaneous connections to the internet.

For more than one connection to stay connected reliably this setting needs to be disabled.

I've been using this Policy to test wireless signals with my Ethernet connected and it does work so that both connections are enabled at start up and they both stay up.

I had to connect the wireless manually on start up most of the time before I changed this setting.

If the wireless issue persists, then please to install InSSIDer from the link and post the results here so I can take a look at the wireless landscape in your area.

inSSIDer for Home ? Discover The Wi-Fi Around You | MetaGeek
I tried this but I got stuck at
Quote:
Go to start/run type in gpedit.msc.
I get an error message saying "Windows cannot find 'gpedit.msc'. Make sure you typed the name correctly and try again." I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium x64 but I have a Windows 8.1 Pro theme because that's as close as i can get to Windows 8 lol.


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07 Dec 2013   #4
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Syrexide View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Syrexide View Post
Okay, so I'm new to the forums.

When I connect to ethernet and use wifi simultaneously the wifi turns off and says No Internet Access. I am using a Dell Inspiron 1545.

Thanks.
The wireless dropping out may be a completely different problem but there is a Group Policy setting to enable both connections at start up.

Windows doesn't typically use both connections at once and it defaults to the faster connection if both are enabled which is usually Ethernet connection, but if you want the wireless to connect automatically at boot up and stay connected with the Ethernet connection there is setting you need to disable in Group Policy.

Go to start/run type in gpedit.msc. Navigate to the following location

Administrative templates/Network/Windows Connection Manager . The setting Minimize the number of simultaneous connections to the internet.

For more than one connection to stay connected reliably this setting needs to be disabled.

I've been using this Policy to test wireless signals with my Ethernet connected and it does work so that both connections are enabled at start up and they both stay up.

I had to connect the wireless manually on start up most of the time before I changed this setting.

If the wireless issue persists, then please to install InSSIDer from the link and post the results here so I can take a look at the wireless landscape in your area.

inSSIDer for Home ? Discover The Wi-Fi Around You | MetaGeek
I tried this but I got stuck at
Quote:
Go to start/run type in gpedit.msc.
I get an error message saying "Windows cannot find 'gpedit.msc'. Make sure you typed the name correctly and try again." I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium x64 but I have a Windows 8.1 Pro theme because that's as close as i can get to Windows 8 lol.
I was hoping you weren't running Home Premium which doesn't have Group Policy. If you were running Pro, Ultimate or Enterprise the problem would be solved.

I'm not sure this dual connection setting is possible just using the registry.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Dec 2013   #5
Syrexide

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Syrexide View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post

The wireless dropping out may be a completely different problem but there is a Group Policy setting to enable both connections at start up.

Windows doesn't typically use both connections at once and it defaults to the faster connection if both are enabled which is usually Ethernet connection, but if you want the wireless to connect automatically at boot up and stay connected with the Ethernet connection there is setting you need to disable in Group Policy.

Go to start/run type in gpedit.msc. Navigate to the following location

Administrative templates/Network/Windows Connection Manager . The setting Minimize the number of simultaneous connections to the internet.

For more than one connection to stay connected reliably this setting needs to be disabled.

I've been using this Policy to test wireless signals with my Ethernet connected and it does work so that both connections are enabled at start up and they both stay up.

I had to connect the wireless manually on start up most of the time before I changed this setting.

If the wireless issue persists, then please to install InSSIDer from the link and post the results here so I can take a look at the wireless landscape in your area.

inSSIDer for Home ? Discover The Wi-Fi Around You | MetaGeek
I tried this but I got stuck at
Quote:
Go to start/run type in gpedit.msc.
I get an error message saying "Windows cannot find 'gpedit.msc'. Make sure you typed the name correctly and try again." I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium x64 but I have a Windows 8.1 Pro theme because that's as close as i can get to Windows 8 lol.
I was hoping you weren't running Home Premium which doesn't have Group Policy. If you were running Pro, Ultimate or Enterprise the problem would be solved.

I'm not sure this dual connection setting is possible just using the registry.
Oh, thanks. Maybe I can edit in the registry editor if I look around for it?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Dec 2013   #6
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Syrexide View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Syrexide View Post

I tried this but I got stuck at I get an error message saying "Windows cannot find 'gpedit.msc'. Make sure you typed the name correctly and try again." I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium x64 but I have a Windows 8.1 Pro theme because that's as close as i can get to Windows 8 lol.
I was hoping you weren't running Home Premium which doesn't have Group Policy. If you were running Pro, Ultimate or Enterprise the problem would be solved.

I'm not sure this dual connection setting is possible just using the registry.
Oh, thanks. Maybe I can edit in the registry editor if I look around for it?
You can access the registry by typing regedit into the run box. I looked around but didn't see any settings that would help.
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