2 Internet Connection at Once

July 27, 2009 at 18:59:15
Specs: Windows XP Pro SP3, Celeron @ 3.2 Ghz
The rest of the week I will have two internet connections, I will be canceling satellite internet for EV-DO mobile internet. I still have quite a bit of bandwidth that I can use up on satellite. Since there is also a strict bandwidth limit on EV-DO, I want to use the rest of the satellite bandwidth for some downloads. I have set a firewall to block internet browsers and allow IDM (Internet Download Manager) for the wired NIC, and to block IDM and allow Internet Browsers for the wireless card. This works sometimes for browsing the internet on both Firefox and Internet Explorer for a little while but then tries to use the blocked connection. Is there a way to set a default connection (network card or IP address) to the internet, maybe in the internet properties or somewhere else? The firewall works but internet browsers try to use the blocked connection. Thanks in advance!

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July 27, 2009 at 19:42:53
remove gateway ip from nic you don't want to use.

Or turn off the modem you don't want to use.

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July 27, 2009 at 21:50:17
You must not understand the question... I need to use both cards and there networks. I use a satellite modem to the wired connection and a server with EV-DO wireless mobile internet ICS to a router (used as a switch, DHCP disabled) to my wireless NIC. I want to be able to use the satellite connection for downloading which I already set up and the wireless adapter connection for internet which is my question. How can I prioritize the wireless adapter to use internet browsers like Firefox and/or Internet Explorer without the wired NIC interfering and connecting first?

-- If I take away the gateway on either it will disconnect from the network it's on and turning off one of the modems will obviously take away one of the internet connections...

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July 27, 2009 at 22:06:35
Ok, might of solved the problem. I released the wireless NIC IP address and renewed it making it the last updated connection and most likely giving it the highest priority. Well, thanks anyway!

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