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Windows 7: Dual Lan: Forcing File Sharing to use Faster Connection

18 Nov 2009   #1
jemcgarvey

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
Dual Lan: Forcing File Sharing to use Faster Connection

I have 2 pcs on a LAN with a 100mbps switch, and they are also directly connected via Gigabit crossover. When both ran XP, I could uncheck "File and Printer Sharing" on each 100mbps connection, and they used only the direct crossover at 1gbps.

Now, with Windows 7 on one and XP on the other, copying files uses the switch by default, even with "File and Printer Sharing" unchecked. This is ridiculous. It should be able to see that there's a wide open connection that's ten times faster sitting completely idle. I even think that the "Local Area Network 2", not the primary.

Any ideas? Thanks.


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18 Nov 2009   #2
patwhatsthat

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

click start....click run....type ncpa.cpl...hit enter. ON the menu bar choose advanced...advanced settings and see if you can use the up and down arrows to order your connection and or file and printer sharing to satisfy your needs. Hope this helps some.
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19 Nov 2009   #3
jemcgarvey

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

wow thanks! works like a charm. I didn't expect it to be solved already!
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19 Nov 2009   #4
patwhatsthat

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Glad we were able to help and stick around, these forums are a great place to learn. I know I am everyday.
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