Directly Connecting two PC's Tags: Connection Computers Networking Last response: January 17, 2010 11:30 PM in Networking Share hiropro717 January 17, 2010 10:49:28 PM Okay so basically I have two computers directly connected with an Ethernet cable and both of those computers are connected to a wireless network. My problem is that when I want to transfer files over the direct line I have to disable the wireless connection on the computer I'm using or it transfers the files over the wifi. How I know this is that if I'm connected to the internet I only get 1mb/sec transfer speeds and if I disconnect it shoots up to 10mb/sec. I'm not really sure how to get the computer to transfer over the direct connection with the internet connection on. Any help is greatly appreciated and thank you in advance. More about : directly connecting | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove GhislainG January 17, 2010 11:04:56 PM You could try to increase the Wifi interface metric or you can set a permanent route to each PC that goes through the Ethernet link. | Report abuse hiropro717 January 17, 2010 11:15:39 PM How would I go about setting up a permanent route in Vista 64 bit? | Report abuse GhislainG January 17, 2010 11:30:03 PM It's the same as XP, Windows Server 2003, etc. Before permanently adding the routes, add them temporarily from a DOS window and perform your tests. The syntax is: route add other_PC_IP_address mask 255.255.255.255 Interface_IP_address_to_use Example: route add 10.1.1.2 mask 255.255.255.255 10.1.1.1 If it works, add -p to the command to make it permanent. You can delete a route with this command: route delete route_to_delete | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Networking>Directly Connecting two PC's> Related ressources: ForumConnecting an AC adapter directly to Dell Inspiron 8200's battery jack ForumLinking two pc 's directly with switch ForumDirectly connecting external drive. ForumConnecting Speakers Directly to a Computer ForumPc sound card directly (w/out reciever) to 5.1 HT speaker system ForumConnecting two PCs simultaneously to upstairs wifi router and wired to each othe ForumConnecting two modems directly ForumPc sound card directly (w/out reciever) to 5.1 HT speaker system ForumWin7 One PC Two Monitors One User Per Monitor ForumHelp, problem connecting two computers Foruminternal enclosure for SATA drive not directly connected ForumJust connecting two PCs Forum[Solved] Connecting a Laptop Hard disk directly to Desktop (SATA) ForumConnecting your GPU to the PSU directly a requirement? ForumConnecting two desktops to one internet connection ForumConniecting two computers directly throught the internet ForumRouter Setup ForumHelp connecting 2 pc's ForumIssue connecting more than 4 devices to internet ForumConnecting a hardwired Win 7 Computer to the Same Network as a Wireless Win 7 Co More resources Read discussions in other Networking categories Routers Gateways VPN LAN WAN Firewalls Cisco Netgear !