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Windows 7: when changing from wireless to LAN the icon doesnt change

28 Jul 2016   #1
newtechy2016

Windows 7 x64
 
 
when changing from wireless to LAN the icon doesnt change

when changing from wireless to LAN the icon doesnt change in the system tray.
It looks as if I keep two ip addresses instead of you..
for instance. I had a meeting in another location of the office. I used our companies wireless.
now that im back at my desk. when i put the cable back in, it still has the wireless icon and not the LAN icon.
What does this mean?
how can i change this?


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29 Jul 2016   #2
Eric3742

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Need to switch to LAN for stable & better speed.

Right click on the icon, and select "Open Network and Sharing Center".

On the left panel, select Change adapter setting.

Select the Wireless Network Connection. Then right click and select "Disable". Meaning you want to switch off the wireless.

Select the Local Area Connection. Then right click and select "Enable". Meaning you want to switch on the LAN.

Close all the windows, and wait for the connection.

As you have turn on the wireless, it will ignore the LAN, even if you connect the LAN.
As you have turn on the LAN, it will ignore the wireless.
It is not so good to have 2 connection as "Enable".
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29 Jul 2016   #3
newtechy2016

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Thanks so much for replying as your response was very helpful. But lets say when i come off LAN i want to automatically connect to Wifi and vice versa?
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29 Jul 2016   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Exactly what computer are you having this problem?

Your system specs show desktop.

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Computer type PC/Desktop
System Manufacturer/Model Number DELL
OS Windows 7 x64
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29 Jul 2016   #5
newtechy2016

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Im on a Dell 3450 Laptop and this is happening on all the PC in our network.. trying to look for a way to change it so that it automatically disconnects from wireless when connected to LAN.and disables LAN when automatically connected to wifi. Hope this makes sense.
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29 Jul 2016   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Are you rebooting when you change back and forth from Lan to WiFi?
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29 Jul 2016   #7
newtechy2016

Windows 7 x64
 
 

No am I am not. The computer stays on.
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29 Jul 2016   #8
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Would it be a problem rebooting and see if the computer picks up the new connections?
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