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Windows 7: Win7 won't connect to internet over "secondary" network adapter

04 Jan 2014   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Win7 won't connect to internet over "secondary" network adapter

Hi. I used to connect to the internet with cable broadband service going from the cable modem to my Asus RT-N15 router and then by wire to my desktop computer. This Asus network includes my NAS and wireless printer. Then I cancelled my cable internet and returned the modem. Now I am connecting to the internet through a cell-based wireless hot-spot. So I added a USB wifi dongle to my desktop and can connect fine to the hot-spot and the system tray says there is internet on the wifi but the browser stills tries to connect through the wired network (which has no internet access) and goes to the error page of the Asus router. There are no proxy settings in the browser or anything else I can see that would force this behavior. In order to get internet through the hot-spot I have to disable the wired adapter. Tried rebooting and looking around for something that might be forcing this but I am not so knowledgeable in this area. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

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04 Jan 2014   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

LOL, fixed it myself from an older post on this forum that showed up in a different search than the first one I tried. Solution was to set the interface metric in the advanced settings for the Internet Protocol properties for each adapter.
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