swap between wifi card & modem on same PC

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June 27, 2015 at 12:14:13
Specs: Windows 7, e4400 intel/2gb
I have a wifi card in my desktop PC. I bought a modem today to see which method delivers the best internet experience. I have connected the modem with an Ethernet cable. NOW...how can I know WHICH of the two internet connection methods my PC is utilizing? How can I control which method when connecting to the internet each time that I do?

Thanks much,

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June 27, 2015 at 12:30:30
I don't understand the setup you are describing. To have used your wireless connection you must already have had a modem or modem/router. So where have you connected this new modem? Perhaps you could describe the exact setup, listing all of your network equipment from the wall plug to the computer. Also tell us what sort of connection you have to your ISP.

Apart from all that, the answer is that you should notice no speed difference between a wireless connection and a wired connection. Your link to the Internet is almost certainly slower than either of these, and this is what determines your total connection speed.

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June 27, 2015 at 13:43:26
Go to "Control Panel > Network and sharing Center > Change adapter settings". You will see the devices available listed there. A right click will allow you to Enable or Disable them. Note that they are enabled when it says Disable (the opposite choice).

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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June 27, 2015 at 15:16:41
I agree which ijack. Since you have wifi, you should already have some sort of modem/router, in which case, all you'd have to do is run an ethernet cable between that & your computer. But unless your computer is quite a distance from the wifi source, there should be no difference in speed between the two.

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