Multiple Network Connections...

May 10, 2010 at 12:22:34
Specs: Windows XP SP3, Pentium D 2.8, 2 GB RAM
I have two network connections. One is my LAN card, connected to my work network. The other is an NDIS Internet Sharing device (my cell phone). If both are connected and enabled, is it possible to choose which one my web browser connects through without disabling the other?

Right now, all connections will go through the LAN unless I disable the LAN connection.

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May 10, 2010 at 12:51:57
Try changing the Metric on your NIC to a low number like 1. It should route through the device with the lowest metric.

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May 10, 2010 at 13:10:53
I did try that. It works, but then all traffic goes through my phone and Outlook can't connect to the network, and neither can Windows Messenger (which connects to our own server.)

Is there a way I can get Firefox to use the NDIS connection, but not everything else? For instance, could I install some kind of SOCKS proxy that can be configured to only use the NDIS connection, and then configure Firefox to use that proxy? Is it even possible to configure a proxy to only use one network interface?

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