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No special wireless hardware/software installed, that I know of. Just straight from Dell and updated with MU. I did not intend the two networks to both be active at the same time and I did nothing at all special to enable it. Both networks were set up with straight stock default settings, except network name and password, of course. (They are both using the same router to connect out to the internet, if that makes any difference, so the only difference, in my case, between the two networks is the route taken from the laptop to the router, either wireless or Ethernet.) Anyway, if I am connected to the Internet through the LAN connection and have a browser open to any site at all, then disconnect/unplug the LAN and connect/enable the wireless network and click any link at all on the already opened page it goes there with no hesitation and no page refreshing necessary at all. Then if I disconnect the wireless network and plug in the LAN and click any link at all, again it goes there with no hesitation and no page refreshing necessary at all. The next link selection is not made before I am connected to the network I want to use. It makes no difference if I have both networks connected at the same time before I disconnect from one of them, or if I disconnect first, so have no Internet connection at all for a bit, before connecting the other one. If I keep both networks connected simultaneously browsing works just fine as well, though I have no idea which network it actually uses at that time. I don't have multiple different physical connections (routers/LANs) to experiment with. I wasn't trying to set it up this way, but if you want me to tell you any particular settings just let me know.

Cheers and Regards

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When you have BOTH networks connected, can you run an

 IPCONFIG /ALL>C:\mynicconfig.txt

and post the result?

(edit/redact sensible data, obviously)

jaclaz

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No special wireless software installed, that I know of.

Sure, its right in your screenshot. You have the Intel PRO/Set software, as well as Intel My WiFi installed. :whistle:

I don't know what the My WiFi software does, I haven't used it before. Maybe if I get bored later I can try to connect to wireless and wired on a notebook with stock Windows (driver only, no additional software) to see if it is possible.

Oh, you can see what network you are using by running:

netstat -v

Your Local Address column will show you which IP your NIC is using to go out into the world, from there you can determine which NIC has the default gateway allowing for internet access.

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No special wireless software installed, that I know of.

Sure, its right in your screenshot. You have the Intel PRO/Set software, as well as Intel My WiFi installed. :whistle:

None that I installed. That came straight from Dell and I'm not even sure what part either of those plays in this situation. I did nothing to set either of them up or change anything at all different from when it came straight from Dell. The laptop is now a year old and it has been running fine all this past year with only updates from WU. Other various software has been installed, but nothing at all that has anything to do with any kind of networking or Internet access besides browers, ftp clients, etc.

I'll post the data you and jaclaz asked for when I get home later this evening.

Cheers and Regards

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i lost the rest of the conversation

is there a solution to my original post?

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i lost the rest of the conversation

is there a solution to my original post?

Well you gave up :w00t: :

okay, i understand i cant do it, i give up :/

You need to pay double :ph34r: to enter the game again ;)

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Sure, its right in your screenshot. You have the Intel PRO/Set software, as well as Intel My WiFi installed. :whistle:

It ends up that both of these were installed, but disabled, so they weren't doing anything.

I enabled/connected to both LAN/wireless networks, set the Wireless network to "Connect automatically" and to "Connect to a more preferred network if available" then restarted the laptop so it would pick which network it wanted to use.

When you have BOTH networks connected, can you run an

 IPCONFIG /ALL>C:\mynicconfig.txt

and post the result?

(edit/redact sensible data, obviously)

jaclaz

Result:

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :

Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast

IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 3:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter #2

Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : AC-72-89-E5-53-4F

DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes

Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter

Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : AC-72-89-E5-53-4F

DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No

Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Ethernet adapter Bluetooth Network Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network)

Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : AC-72-89-E5-53-52

DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes

Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1030

Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : AC-72-89-E5-53-4E

DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes

Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx(Preferred)

IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.9(Preferred)

Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0

Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, December 18, 2012 6:11:36 PM

Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, December 19, 2012 6:11:39 PM

Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1

DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1

DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1

NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller

Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 84-8F-69-AE-B2-22

DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes

Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx(Preferred)

IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.6(Preferred)

Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0

Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, December 18, 2012 6:11:25 PM

Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, December 19, 2012 6:11:24 PM

Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1

DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1

DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1

NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 15:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft 6to4 Adapter

Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0

DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No

Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter isatap.{3F19DFB8-C95E-4A78-A1C2-DF7D1B323924}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter

Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0

DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No

Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 12:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface

Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0

DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No

Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx(Preferred)

Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx(Preferred)

Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::

NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

Tunnel adapter isatap.{5E049B58-0561-4EB0-981A-314E7A01EEFD}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #3

Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0

DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No

Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter isatap.{A97906ED-1A7A-4F94-9283-8FA8643676C2}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #4

Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0

DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No

Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

As Trip has said, both LAN and wireless use the same Gateway (and DNS) addresses. The info shown here is consistent with that previously posted, showing simultaneous connection to both networks.

I then opened up a Firefox page to QVC (my wife's home page) then:

Oh, you can see what network you are using by running:

netstat -v

Your Local Address column will show you which IP your NIC is using to go out into the world, from there you can determine which NIC has the default gateway allowing for internet access.

Result [Not showing 127.0.0.1 type connections, etc]: (Both networks connected)


Active Connections

Proto Local Address Foreign Address State
TCP 192.168.1.6:49165 165.254.27.107:http CLOSE_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.6:49177 v-client-3b:https CLOSE_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.6:49178 sjc-not19:http ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.6:49189 download:http CLOSE_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.6:49190 downloads:http CLOSE_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.6:49210 a23-1-45-42:http ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.6:49211 a23-1-45-42:http ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.6:49212 a23-1-45-42:http ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.6:49213 a23-1-45-42:http ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.6:49214 a23-1-45-42:http ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.6:49215 a23-1-45-42:http ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.6:49216 65.121.209.8:http ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.6:49217 65.121.209.8:http ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.6:49218 65.121.209.8:http ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.6:49219 65.121.209.8:http ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.6:49220 65.121.209.8:http ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.6:49221 65.121.209.8:http ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.6:49222 204.141.87.97:http ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.6:49223 a184-87-196-102:http TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.6:49225 images-p:http TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.6:49226 204:http ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.6:49227 herndon-router-1:http TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.6:49229 herndon-router-2:http TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.6:49231 VIP03:http TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.6:49232 204:http TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.6:49233 204.141.87.81:http TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.6:49238 TGV:http ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.6:49239 TGV:http ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.6:49240 TGV:http TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.6:49241 a184-86-64-104:http ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.6:49242 a184-86-64-104:http ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.6:49243 yn-in-f95:http TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.6:49244 a184-86-64-104:http ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.6:49245 a184-86-64-104:http TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.6:49246 a184-84-143-139:http ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.6:49247 edge-star-ecmp-01-ash4:https ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.6:49248 204.141.87.72:http TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.6:49250 edge-star-ecmp-01-ash4:http ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.6:49251 TGV:http ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.6:49252 TGV:http TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.6:49253 204.141.87.27:http TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.6:49254 204.141.87.27:http TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.6:49255 204.141.87.72:http TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.6:49256 204.141.87.72:http TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.6:49257 204.141.87.72:http TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.6:49259 yh-in-f113:http ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.6:49260 iad23s08-in-f14:http ESTABLISHED

The LAN was obviously used for Internet connection..

I then unplugged the LAN, I did not refresh the browser page, and reran netstat -v

Active Connections

Proto Local Address Foreign Address State
TCP 192.168.1.6:49165 165.254.27.107:http CLOSE_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.6:49177 v-client-3b:https CLOSE_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.6:49178 sjc-not19:http ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.6:49189 download:http CLOSE_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.6:49190 downloads:http CLOSE_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.6:49226 204:http ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.6:49259 yh-in-f113:http TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.6:49260 iad23s08-in-f14:http TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.6:49268 192.168.1.1:1780 TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.9:49271 192.168.1.1:5000 TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.9:49273 192.168.1.1:5000 TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.9:49280 192.168.1.1:5000 FIN_WAIT_2
TCP 192.168.1.9:49281 192.168.1.1:5000 ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.9:49283 192.168.1.1:5000 ESTABLISHED

Wireless was used for internet connection, but the LAN still got some hits, though not unexpected..

I then replugged the LAN, I did not refresh the browser page, and reran netstat -v

Active Connections

Proto Local Address Foreign Address State
TCP 192.168.1.6:49165 165.254.27.107:http CLOSE_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.6:49177 v-client-3b:https CLOSE_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.6:49178 sjc-not19:http ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.6:49189 download:http CLOSE_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.6:49190 downloads:http CLOSE_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.6:49259 yh-in-f113:http TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.6:49260 iad23s08-in-f14:http TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.6:49292 192.168.1.1:5000 ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.6:49294
TCP 192.168.1.6:49296 192.168.1.1:5000 ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.6:49299
TCP 192.168.1.9:49271 192.168.1.1:5000 TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.9:49273 192.168.1.1:5000 TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.9:49280 192.168.1.1:5000 FIN_WAIT_2
TCP 192.168.1.9:49287 sjc-not19:http ESTABLISHED

From the greater number of hits by the router's wireless connection to the default gateway I'm guessing that it was still being used for Internet access?

I then refreshed the browser page then reran netstat -v

Active Connections

Proto Local Address Foreign Address State
TCP 192.168.1.6:49165 165.254.27.107:http CLOSE_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.6:49177 v-client-3b:https CLOSE_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.6:49189 download:http CLOSE_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.6:49190 downloads:http CLOSE_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.6:49310 shopathome:http ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.6:49311 74.63.145.142:http ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.6:49321 72.21.91.19:http TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.6:49322 72.21.91.19:http TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.6:49323 a23-1-45-42:http ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.6:49324 a23-1-45-42:http TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.6:49325 yh-in-f101:http ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.6:49326 204.141.87.96:http ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.6:49327 a184-87-196-102:http TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.6:49328 65.121.209.8:http ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.6:49329 65.121.209.8:http ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.6:49330 199:http ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.6:49331 199:http TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.6:49332 65.121.209.8:http ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.6:49333 65.121.209.8:http ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.6:49334 65.121.209.8:http ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.6:49337 204.141.87.90:http TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.6:49340 ec2-107-23-111-131:http ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.6:49341 ec2-107-23-111-131:http TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.6:49342 65.121.209.8:http TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.6:49343 vb-in-f95:http TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.6:49344 a184-86-64-104:http TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.6:49345 a184-86-64-104:http TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.6:49346 a184-84-143-139:http TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.6:49348 edge-star-ecmp-01-ash4:https ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.6:49349 edge-star-ecmp-01-ash4:http ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.6:49351 204.141.87.120:http TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.6:49352 204.141.87.121:http TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.6:49353 204.141.87.121:http TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.9:49287 sjc-not19:http ESTABLISHED

Which seemed to make it use the LAN connection again.

I then unplugged the LAN, refreshed the browser page, and reran netstat -v

Active Connections

Proto Local Address Foreign Address State
TCP 192.168.1.6:49165 165.254.27.107:http CLOSE_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.6:49177 v-client-3b:https CLOSE_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.6:49189 download:http CLOSE_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.6:49190 downloads:http CLOSE_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.6:49311 74.63.145.142:http TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.6:49323 a23-1-45-42:http TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.6:49325 yh-in-f101:http TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.6:49326 204.141.87.96:http TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.6:49328 65.121.209.8:http TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.6:49329 65.121.209.8:http TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.6:49332 65.121.209.8:http TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.6:49333 65.121.209.8:http TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.6:49334 65.121.209.8:http TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.6:49349 edge-star-ecmp-01-ash4:http TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.9:49287 sjc-not19:http ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.9:49354 192.168.1.1:5000 TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.9:49356 192.168.1.1:5000 TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.9:49357 192.168.1.1:5000 FIN_WAIT_2
TCP 192.168.1.9:49366 a23-1-45-42:http ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.9:49367 a23-1-45-42:http ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.9:49368 a23-1-45-42:http ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.9:49369 a23-1-45-42:http ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.9:49370 a23-1-45-42:http ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.9:49371 a23-1-45-42:http ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.9:49372 204.141.87.96:http ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.9:49374 204.141.87.96:http ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.9:49375 a184-87-196-102:http TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.9:49376 65.121.209.8:http ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.9:49377 65.121.209.8:http ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.9:49378 65.121.209.8:http ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.9:49379 65.121.209.8:http ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.9:49380 65.121.209.8:http ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.9:49382 images-p:http TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.9:49384 199:http ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.9:49386 199:http TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.9:49387 VIP03:http ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.9:49388 VIP03:http TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.9:49389 65.121.209.8:http ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.9:49390 ec2-107-23-111-131:http ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.9:49391 204.141.87.90:http ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.9:49394 vb-in-f95:http TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.9:49395 a184-86-64-104:http ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.9:49396 a184-86-64-104:http ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.9:49397 a184-84-143-139:http TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.9:49398 204.141.87.121:http TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.9:49400 edge-star-ecmp-01-ash4:https ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.9:49401 edge-star-ecmp-01-ash4:http ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.9:49403 204.141.87.120:http TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.9:49404 204.141.87.122:http TIME_WAIT

Then I replugged the LAN, refreshed the browser page, then reran netstat -v

Active Connections

Proto Local Address Foreign Address State
TCP 192.168.1.6:49165 165.254.27.107:http CLOSE_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.6:49177 v-client-3b:https CLOSE_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.6:49189 download:http CLOSE_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.6:49190 downloads:http CLOSE_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.6:49407 192.168.1.1:5000 TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.6:49416 a23-1-45-42:http ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.6:49418 a23-1-45-42:http ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.6:49419 a23-1-45-42:http ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.6:49420 a23-1-45-42:http ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.6:49421 a23-1-45-42:http ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.6:49422 a23-1-45-42:http ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.6:49423 65.121.209.8:http ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.6:49424 images-p:http LAST_ACK
TCP 192.168.1.6:49425 204.141.87.97:http ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.6:49426 204.141.87.97:http ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.6:49428 a184-87-196-102:http TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.6:49429 65.121.208.249:http ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.6:49430 65.121.208.249:http ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.6:49431 65.121.208.249:http ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.6:49432 65.121.208.249:http ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.6:49433 65.121.208.249:http ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.6:49434 VIP03:http ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.6:49435 data:http TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.6:49438 ec2-107-21-45-222:http ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.6:49439 204.141.87.88:http ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.6:49440 204.141.87.88:http TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.6:49443 vb-in-f95:http TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.6:49444 a184-86-64-104:http ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.6:49445 a184-86-64-104:http ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.6:49446 a184-84-143-139:http TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.6:49447 204.141.87.121:http TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.6:49449 edge-star-ecmp-01-ash4:https ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.6:49450 edge-star-ecmp-01-ash4:http ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.6:49452 edge-star-ecmp-01-ash4:http TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.6:49453 204.141.87.122:http TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.6:49454 204.141.87.122:http TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.6:49455 192.168.1.1:5000 TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.6:49456 192.168.1.1:5000 FIN_WAIT_2
TCP 192.168.1.6:49457 192.168.1.1:5000 ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.6:49458 192.168.1.1:5000 ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.9:49287 sjc-not19:http ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.9:49366 a23-1-45-42:http TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.9:49367 a23-1-45-42:http TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.9:49368 a23-1-45-42:http TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.9:49369 a23-1-45-42:http TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.9:49370 a23-1-45-42:http TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.9:49371 a23-1-45-42:http TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.9:49372 204.141.87.96:http TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.9:49374 204.141.87.96:http TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.9:49376 65.121.209.8:http TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.9:49377 65.121.209.8:http TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.9:49378 65.121.209.8:http TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.9:49379 65.121.209.8:http TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.9:49380 65.121.209.8:http TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.9:49384 199:http ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.9:49389 65.121.209.8:http TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.9:49391 204.141.87.90:http TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.9:49395 a184-86-64-104:http TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.9:49396 a184-86-64-104:http TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.9:49401 edge-star-ecmp-01-ash4:http TIME_WAIT

And I can't tell which network is being used more in this case.

Let me know if I can provide any further info for your edification.

Cheers and Regards

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Your wired and wireless networks are in the same subnet it appears. Either way you should have noticed the .6 and .9 addresses. But you should have tried looking at the ipconfig -all during that testing. You would have noticed a default gateway appeared on the active connection.

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Your wired and wireless networks are in the same subnet it appears. Either way you should have noticed the .6 and .9 addresses.

Yes I knew that, and saw that. And the point you are trying to make? I mean I had only butted into this thread when you said that you couldn't be connected to a wired and wireless network at the same time as a possible reason why colore was having problems, when my recent observations, backed up by cluberti's info re Win8, seemed to indicate that you could. Since then I've only been trying to provide requested data. :)

But you should have tried looking at the ipconfig -all during that testing. You would have noticed a default gateway appeared on the active connection.

True. Since I noticed that both networks had that when they were both connected when I did the original ipconfig -all as jaclaz suggested. That would have been easier. But then I was only following your suggestion: jaclaz.gif

Oh, you can see what network you are using by running:

netstat -v

Your Local Address column will show you which IP your NIC is using to go out into the world, from there you can determine which NIC has the default gateway allowing for internet access.

Would you like me to do any more testing and provide any more info? Did any of this give you any ideas as to what colore could do to solve his problem?

Cheers and Regards

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Would you like me to do any more testing and provide any more info? Did any of this give you any ideas as to what colore could do to solve his problem?

I don't think that's necessary unless it interests you. In respect to the OP's request, I think if any testing is done, it would be related to how we can see available wireless networks while connected to LAN. I put it off yesterday, I think I'll give it a go today.

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Quoting this again to show how to see the wireless list when plugged into wired. While it is true that you can't access the wireless list from the icon, you can get it to pop up from here. Click on Connect to Network, the wireless list should then appear.

I did my test, being connected to LAN, I have full access to the LAN computers.

I connected to a wireless network. IPCONFIG shows that I have 2 default gateways, one for each connection. BUT the DNS Server is now the one provided by the wireless router. You can see your default DNS Server the PC is actually using by running NSLOOKUP.

Here are the 2 connections:

LAN - connected to a network with a domain controller (DC), but this network has no internet access.

WLAN - connected to wireless router with internet access

I cannot access the internet. Name resolution works (can resolve google.com) but cannot ping domain names or IPs. I cannot ping the DC using the FQDN (the wireless router can't resolve the name), but I can ping its actual IP. BONUS: I CAN access a network share using the DC's computer name: \\server\

That's all I got.

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Here are the 2 connections:

LAN - connected to a network with a domain controller (DC), but this network has no internet access.

WLAN - connected to wireless router with internet access

I guess I could use the probabilities of bhplt having a DC at home to make a few trips around the universe with the Heart of Gold. :whistle:

jaclaz

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LOL You're correct, that's a big no. Sorry.

I guess in my case why everything worked so easily was that both wired and wireless connections were going through the same router, NetGear WNR3500L N300 Wireless Gigabit Router, using the same gateway, just different subnets, with the router having been told where to get DNS info from (OpenDNS) so Internet access is available through both wired and wireless connections.

OP colore has never clarified whether his situation was similar, a home wireless network, or if it was an Internet cafe, hotspot, or whatever that he was trying to connect to, and therefor what all he had access to in order to manipulate things for testing purposes.

Slightly OT, I noticed that the laptop was picking up a weak signal from the neighbors wireless network. So just out of curiosity I tried to connect to it (I had set it up for her so I knew the access info), while already connected to both our home LAN and wireless networks. The signal was too weak so the effort was unsuccessful, but during the attempt our home wireless network connection was dropped. That made sense, since with only one wireless adapter in place it can only make one wireless connection at a time. Once the connection attempt failed, the home wireless network connection was automatically reestablished, since it had been set to "Connect automatically". Throughout the attempt, the wired LAN connection was maintained.

Cheers and Regards

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Like bphlpt said when we have multiple connections (wired and wireless activated) we can see all them but the wireless connection takes precedence!

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