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Why does my wired computer connect wirelessly

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January 12, 2011 1:16:49 AM

Hello,
why does my wired computer connect wirelessly instead?? .
Anonymous
January 12, 2011 8:29:23 AM

Delete that wireless connection in Windows.
January 12, 2011 3:06:49 PM

In the TCPIP binding order, for some reason Windows puts the wireless connection first almost every time. If you have both wired and wireless networks enabled, both will connect, but the wireless with be used first. If you don't want to use the wireless at all, disable the adapter. Don't remove it, just disable it.
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January 19, 2011 2:19:20 PM

Thanks for the help. Turns out it was a driver issue. something about my TCP/IP serial bus controllers or something like that. I used DriverMax to find out what needed updating and went from there. Although there is still a "Unknown Device" that needs a new driver, but i just don't know which piece of hardware it is!!.

Thanks again.
January 19, 2011 8:18:45 PM

If you have a driver issue, check the vendor's web-page and look for drivers for your model there. You did not seem to give full details in the post, from the sound of your post, you had both wired and wireless network connected but were wondering why the wireless was working. Was the issue the fact that your ethernet link was not working at all?

For drivers, you want to first install the Chipset Drivers, then networking, Video, USB, etc...
September 20, 2012 10:13:58 PM

Sorry to rehash an old thread but it seems relevant to my question and thought it was better to ask it here.

I have my PC connected to my wireless router via ethernet which is the method I prefer to use for internet. Though I want to be able to connect to the router wirelessly to access my wireless printer but, as stated above, Windows 7 prioritises wireless over lan for internet connection meaning that the pc defaults to use the wireless for net connection. Any ideas?
September 20, 2012 11:02:47 PM

Why do you want to connect wirelessly when you're already connected via ethernet? You can access your wireless print server just fine over the wire. Besides, you don't want simultaneous connections to the same network, it's a recipe for problems.
September 20, 2012 11:07:43 PM

ex_bubblehead said:
Why do you want to connect wirelessly when you're already connected via ethernet? You can access your wireless print server just fine over the wire. Besides, you don't want simultaneous connections to the same network, it's a recipe for problems.


Thanks for that mate.

What do you mean "You can access your wireless print server just fine over the wire" ? Is that not a contradictory statement accessing wireless over the wire?
September 20, 2012 11:10:30 PM

Not contradictory at all. The wireless print server is connected to the router wirelessly and thus appears on your network as though it was connected via ethernet cable. That's how wireless works.
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