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Violet_82
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Hi there, quick question. Say my laptop is connected to a wireless network, and I then decide to plug the wire in, does the wired connection takes over? In other words with both the wireless and the wired cable connected, which one take precedence?
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When I do the same thing, the laptop is on the wired network. Never did a network check to see, but I would guess that it would be shown on both wired and wireless.

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Both can be active, but Windows should prioritize the adapter with a faster connection.

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I would have thought that windows stick to the default, meaning, if the default is the wireless then even if you plug the cable in it will use the wireless.

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Windows should pick the faster connection. However, you can modify it by changing the Interface metric (found on the NIC properties, TCP/IP, advanced...)

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no I am happy for it to pick up the fastest, the wired will always invariably faster so I am happy with that. It's that it seems to good to be true : - )

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Both can be active, but Windows should prioritize the adapter with a faster connection.

UNIX will also always pick the lower (fastest) metric

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