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Windows 7: Dual network connection - to the internet.

28 Aug 2009   #1
fhudo

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Dual network connection - to the internet.

Is it possible to....

I have a laptop, running windows7, which connects to a wireless access point (on a train). I also have a usb dongle. Is it possible to configure that my connection to the internet uses both - ie if one does not work the other will kick in - and specify a preference order?

Many thanks


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29 Aug 2009   #2
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Is it possible to....

I have a laptop, running windows7, which connects to a wireless access point (on a train). I also have a usb dongle. Is it possible to configure that my connection to the internet uses both - ie if one does not work the other will kick in - and specify a preference order?

Many thanks
Hello fhudo, and welcome to Windows Seven Forums. We welcome your questions!

I think the best you will be able to do is to create a separate "profile" for the two wireless devices. It will be like having two networks, but you can only use one at a time. It gets complicated because the network server gives a computer its IP address based on the MAC address coded into each network device. If you were to switch to a different network device, the server thinks this must be a new computer, but the computer is still trying to connect with the other device's address.

You will need to create a new network connection for each device. If you google the topic, you should find lots of help on how to set it up.

Happy surfing!

Robert
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