connicting to 2 networks at the same time

Hewlett-packard Compaq presario cq5320f...
March 17, 2010 at 06:52:32
Specs: Windows XP
hi there
my labtop connected to a domain via ethernet port :

and when i connect to wirless internet router i cant browse internet or system program at the domain, only when i disconnect one of them i can use the other.
what i can do to get the 2 works together ?

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March 17, 2010 at 07:15:54
They aren't made to work together, one interface at a time.

How do you know when a politician is lying? His mouth is moving.

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March 17, 2010 at 07:23:41
I don't know how you guy setup your but my both interfaces work fine both Ethernet Connection and Wireless.

My Ethernet is connect directly to switches which on my 2008 ADDS DHCP other my wireless interface is connect to other Wireless Router....

Check again on your setup.

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March 17, 2010 at 07:52:59
Have both network cards ip addresses of the same network and the same range?

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March 18, 2010 at 09:28:38
the ethernet connected to the ip i mentioned above and wirless connected to wirless internet router which no specific ip (DHCP)

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March 18, 2010 at 09:43:03
Typically with most Windows based computers you can't have a wired NIC and a wireless interface working at the same time.

Open your "My Network Places" property sheet (ie: right click on it and select "Properties" from the menu) and then right click on the one you do not want to use and select "disable"

The other NIC should work properly now.

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March 18, 2010 at 09:49:16

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March 18, 2010 at 10:04:07
This has nothing to do with wired and wireless network cards, but with generally 2 network cards in the same network range.
Both card will get the same default gateway and that's the problem.
Which card will be used for the traffic, card 1 or card 2 or both, or neither nor?
That's, where not only windows get's confused for intelligible reason.
This basicly makes not sense.

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March 18, 2010 at 10:50:18

If the following is accurate and the first for one interface (say wired) and the second IP the other, then they're not in the same subnet as defined by the subnet mask and the 3'd octet of the IP addresses. Of course I'm assuming the IP is the gateway for and the gateway for

Our department has a laptop we use for troubleshooting network issues. As with most, it has a wired and a wireless interface.

Some time back I had it connected via the wired interface to one subnet and I tried to connect to our wireless network on another, completely separate network. The poor thing freaked out and wouldn't communicate on either network.

The ONLY way I can get the wired connection to work is to disable the wireless interface.

It's worth noting that this is a common issue around here.

I suspect the OP is having a similar issue and need to just disable the one while using the other.

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March 18, 2010 at 11:25:26
@Curt R

I guess and are the DNS servers to use.
But both are not accessable in that configuration, except the default gateway can access these addresses.

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March 18, 2010 at 12:21:51

You could very well be right Paul. To be completely (embarrassingly) honest, I never even thought about that, I just assumed (and yes, my father was soooo right about it making an 'ass' out of me....LOL) it was the second subnet.

It would have been oh so nice if the OP had bothered to let us know what those IP addresses actually were!

If you're correct and those are DNS, then you're absolutely right about them being inaccessible and therefore the internet itself being inaccessible.

Maybe if we're lucky the OP will reply and let us actually know......

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March 18, 2010 at 17:24:44
Yes, let's wait and see.

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