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Prioritize network cards


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hulud

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hello,

in my laptop i have 2 network cards, a wireless and a wired. the wireless network card tries to connect when i want to join a domain, but i need to use the wired to get assigned an ip address on the domain... is there a way to set it up so that the laptop always tries to connect using the wired card first, and then falls back to the wireless when the wired is unavailable???

any help would be much appreciated.

thanks

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sorted!

for anyone who may not know and are curious

Network Connections -> Advanced -> Advanced Settings
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that's correct...but...for future reference WIRED connections always take precedence over wireless connections... PLUS it doesn't matter WHAT device is actually connected first (as long as the one you need is connected...i.e. the wired one) as they will have different ip addresses (assumed to be on different subnets) so y our machine will route the traffic accordingly (such as...i've got both wired and wireless here at work...if i go on a trip...and forget to turn off my wireless card when i come back...the wireless card will connect...but since i've also got a wired connection plugged in...i'm still connected as usual to the domain through the wired connection and i get an ip address on that connection as usual (the wireless network has a different subnet)...so all traffic destined for the wired subnet goes through the wired connection and all traffic destined for anything on the wireless subnet does the same)
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