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Wireless internet shuts off when Ethernet card connected

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Wireless internet shuts off when Ethernet card connected

brudab
Hi all. I'm running windows XP SP2 and IE6 on an Inspiron 6000. My ethernet card is a Broadcom 440x 10/100 integrated. Wireless card is Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG.

I've got a wireless network through which I have internet access. However, if I connect my ethernet card to my other wired LAN (just for file sharing) when the wireless is connected, I can no longer browse the internet.

It seems as if my browser insists on trying to use my LAN connection.

I've been searching for a definite answer, but to no avail.
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I have noticed this as well. I tried to find the MS knowledge base article, but was not successful. The article referred to the fact that MS Windows OS's will give priority to a wired connection when one is available.

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brudab

I've read about that, and tried to adjust the priority of the connection by adjusting the Interface Metric in both cards' TCP/IP properties. Of course, I'm not sure if I'm doing it correctly...so still no success.

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1bn0

I'm not sure what is causing your issue, maybe check the power tab settings for your wireless card.

If you find something else is causing this I 'd like to know.

Can't get the notebooks to stop grabbing a wireless IP from the DHCP pool when the computer already has a wired connection to the same network.

Why do you have the two networks seperated?

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brian.wherry

I have a Dell Latitude D430 Laptop. I found that if you go to the Properties of the wireless adapter (My Network Places, View Network Connections, right click on Wireless adapter, click on Properties) and click on Configure and then the Advanced tab you will find under the list of properties an option called "Disable Upon Wired Connect" I enabled that function and was good to go.

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Forum Surfer

You often have to disable the disable feature.

Man you gotta love Microsoft.

Who says two wrongs don't make a right?