Dual wireless networks on XP

June 30, 2009 at 00:16:54
Specs: Windows XP
I've got a wireless broadband modem (USB connection) and a wireless LAN (built-in 802.11) connection. They both work individually but to browse the Internet I have to disable the wireless LAN, otherwise it tries to connect to the Internet via this connection.
How can I tell IE to always use the wireless broadband connection?
Both use dynamic IP address assignment.
Thx.
Graham

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#1
June 30, 2009 at 04:07:01
Just keep the wireless LAN networking card disabled in device manager and you will not have to worry about it any more.

If a time comes that it is needed then just re-enable it in device manager and remove the broad band and it should auto connect.


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#2
July 2, 2009 at 00:38:33
Nope did not work.
I disabled the LAN NIC but it's just the same. My wireless broadband works when on it is active - as soon as I enable the wireless LAN connection (so I can share the Internet connection) the browser want to talk out that port rather than the wireless broadband connection.
Any thoughts?
Graham

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#3
July 2, 2009 at 00:51:16
GWilliamson, sounds to me like you need to be using a router. The router can connect to the internet and the computers can connect to the router using your favorite connection. A router can handle multiple computers.
HTH.
Ed in Texas.


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#4
July 2, 2009 at 01:28:42
Yup - maybe I should.
Vista seems to have no problems supporting a wireless broadband connection and a wireless LAN conection at the same time - can XP not do this?
Thx.
Graham

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