automatic switching from wi-fi interface to

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  1. ivanov22ivan

    ivanov22ivan New Member

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    Hi. I have my netbook connected to router. But
    sometimes i need to connect it by ethernet port to copy some big files quickly.
    In this case i had to turn my wi-fi connection off by hand. Can i tune my
    windows 7 so this swithing from wi-fi to ethernet port goes automatically. And
    switch back to wi-fi after disconnect cable?
     
  2. Trouble

    Trouble Noob Whisperer

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    Hello and welcome to the forum.
    Try this for prioritizing your network connections in the order of preference.
    Click the start orb and type
    ncpa.cpl
    hit enter
    From the menu bar select Advanced -> Advanced Settings
    In the frame labeled "Connections" select your wired connection and use the arrow buttons at the right to move it to the top.
    OK your way back out of there and reboot.
    This should result in your wired adapter have priority and if not connected, your connection should then fail over to the wireless connection (second in list).
    Hope that helps
    Regards
    Randy
    EDIT: Please note that whenever the menu bar is not present in any window tap the "Alt" Key to invoke it.
     
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    ivanov22ivan New Member

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    Thanks, but this not works. i'v changed priority of
    local network connection to top, rebooted netbook, but nothing changed. Why so?
     
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