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2 Networks, 2 Internet Connections

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#1 Cardo


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Posted 16 May 2009 - 07:49 AM

I have my computer connected to two different networks. One connection is running through my ethernet card and the other through my wireless card. Configuration as follows:
Ethernet -
Wireless -

Both networks are working fine. Both networks have an Internet connection that works on my computer.

I want to block the Internet from my ethernet LAN but not the LAN connection. The Internet connection on the wireless network is faster, but my browsers keep defaulting to the ethernet card for Internet. How can I tell it to use LAN from both cards, but Internet only on Wireless?

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#2 theholycow


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Posted 18 May 2009 - 09:49 PM

You might be able to do this with the Command Prompt "route" command. a quick Google will tell you more about that,

However I think this will work better (I can't test this at the moment because I only have one network available right now):
o to your Network Connections
Right Click the Ethernet connection
Click Properties
Under the General Tab, UNcheck the TCP/IP box, this should in theory disable Internet on that connection. I am unsure if Windows will automatically connect to the WLAN at that point. Either way, I am interested to know the results, post back if you would?

#3 bama_fan


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Posted 19 May 2009 - 07:47 AM

you might try removing the default gateway from the wired connection......this would still allow local traffic but no outside access......
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