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
Edited by bphlpt, 19 December 2012 - 11:57 AM.