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August 6, 2012 1:56:22 PM

Hello,
i have laptop with windows 7 ultimate

i have two internet connection avalable...

1> wifi network of my office...which is protected by cyberom..so i cant open facebook and other restricted sites

2> internet through my android mobile...which is dialup connection or through usb tethering


i want to use office wifi for downloading via idm or other download manager and my mobile internet for social networking...

can u tell me how i can use both connection same time...

or any idea i allow application to connect internet via perticuler network/way..

like
idm ---> wifi
firefox--> dialup
chrome--> wifi...
August 6, 2012 2:35:25 PM

Windows desktop OSs only support ONE network/internet connection at one time; therefore, it will not work
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August 7, 2012 12:51:43 AM

As Emerald says, any given instance of Windows will only use ONE internet connection exclusively, ignoring all others.

However, there is a twist here. Windows 7 Ultimate supports XP Mode. I haven't used XP Mode personally, but if it's like most VMs (virtual machines), you can use one internet connection on the host OS (Win7), and pass the other internet connection to the guest OS (XP).

IOW, if one instance of Windows isn’t enough, just create another! No, it's not absolutely ideal, maybe even a bit clumsy, but it should work. I've done it myself w/ Oracle VirtualBox (which has the ability to seamlessly integrate the guest OS into the host OS, very cool).
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August 7, 2012 1:04:51 AM

Ok, so I don't have another windows 7 key, for virtualbox, but I do have Ubuntu on one. Maybe, I can get that to work with the other connection?
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August 7, 2012 1:09:01 AM

Yeah, any OS will work. I only suggested XP Mode because you receive a free license for XP when you buy Windows 7 Ultimate. But if you want to use another OS, and you're comfortable w/ it, go for it.
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August 7, 2012 1:10:50 AM

eibgrad said:
Yeah, any OS will work. I only suggested XP Mode because you receive a free license for XP when you buy Windows 7 Ultimate. But if you want to use another OS, and you're comfortable w/ it, go for it.


Ok, thank you for the help.
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