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Windows 7: Disable internet on wired connection but still see network computers


16 Jun 2010   #1

Win 7 Ultimate
 
 
Disable internet on wired connection but still see network computers

Hi all,

So I have two internet connections.

The wireless is one I share with my roommates and is fast. The wired NIC connects to a router which has slower internet. The reason I connect to the wired router is so my PC can talk to a linux machine, which I use for some data downloading/analysis.

I want to disable internet from the wired connection but keep the ability to talk to other machines on the wired network. I just changed the IPv4 settings and deleted the DNS server information. Is this the best way to do so? I want the wireless to provide internet.

Thanks!


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17 Jun 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

As long as both your wireless and ethernet adapters remain enabled, that seems like a fine solution. So does it work?

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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17 Jun 2010   #3

Windows 7
 
 

You could also try unchecking the automatic metric in advanced TCP/IP settings for both adapters and manually assign the wireless adapter a lower value than the wired adapter.
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18 Jun 2010   #4

Win 7 Ultimate
 
 

WalkerA, that seemed to do the trick...I'm using Synergy (Synergy) and it's working great.

Ultraplanet, I will give that a shot and let you know.

Thanks all!
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18 Jun 2010   #5

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Remove the default gateway IP address. The one that "connects" you to the internet is default gateway, removing DNS servers only remove the ability your computer to resolve domain names to IP addresses...

zzz2496
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18 Jun 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Yoshi9143 View Post
WalkerA, that seemed to do the trick...I'm using Synergy (Synergy) and it's working great.

Ultraplanet, I will give that a shot and let you know.

Thanks all!
Sure, keep us posted on what else, if anything, works. I'm curious Cheers, Walker Windows Outreach Team
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07 Sep 2011   #7

win 7 ultimate x64
 
 
Metric SET is the way to go!!!

zzz2496, I want to let you know that changing the metric is the better way. I have tested it and it works flawlessly. In my case, I made my wireless adapter metric 1, and the lan internet metric 10....works flawlessly. When wireless connected, automatically routes internet path through wireless. When yo disconnects seamlessly switches back to LAN wired.

HOT !! very hot!!!
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09 Sep 2011   #8

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

@Fierywraith1

Good for you then

I personally removes the gateway instead changing metrics... But that's just me

zzz2496
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