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Windows 7: Running a USB Datacard and Ethernet broadband together.

09 Sep 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Running a USB Datacard and Ethernet broadband together.

I have got a Broadband connection downstairs. In my PC I have got a USB Datacard connection.
Recently the guys downstairs got a Wi-Fi modem (D-Link). I setup a method of using my android as a wi-fi receiver and use it on my PC. It works well.

Now the issue is, how do I use both connections together?
For example, lets say I am connected on the USB datacard. When I connect the phone, it then sort of 'over-writes' itself onto the current network, and the previously attached USB datacard I was using is completely ignored for any network activity.

Example 2: Steam is running. Now when I connect my phone, it logs off and logs on, that means its switching over to the other fresh network I just connected. Same for any ongoing downloads.

In the network adapter settings, The Wifi shows up as ethernet connection ,and the USB datacard shows up as Dial-up. When I try to bridge the connections, it doesn't work. The option of bridging only appears when I right click the wi-fi connection.

Is it not possible to have the USB datacard (dial up) and ethernet connection(broadband) be bridged together? Or is this a Windows 7 technical limitation?

I hope I made myself clear.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Sep 2013   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard

Not a limitation of Windows but a general limitation of fundamental network connectivity. The thread below may give you some possible alternatives for you. :)

force programs to connect through specific network?

Hope this helps,
Josh :)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Sep 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Thank you for that post, it was very informative with several different approaches to my problem.

Looks like my problem is solved.

Thanks once again!
My System SpecsSystem Spec

09 Sep 2013   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard

No worries mate! Glad I could help :)
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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