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    I have 2 PC's connected via ethernet crossover cable. The same 2 PCs connect to my wireless network (for internet access) - each PC has it's own wireless network card. Now the problem I'm having is when copying large files from one PC to the other. The LAN connection is about 4 times faster (and more stable) than the wireless connection, so when copying files I always want windows to use that connection. However it doesn't always do this. Sometimes it will use LAN and othertimes wireless. The only way I've found to stop this is to disable "Client for Microsoft Networks" on one of the PCs. Then windows has no choice but to use the LAN connection for local networking.

    Is there another option?

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    Default Re: Windows XP networking issue

    Open "Network Connections" --> Advanced --> Advanced Setting
    Under "Adapters and Bindings" tab, you can select the order of the network under the "Connections" box.
    Generally, it is not recommended to have 2 network (wired or wireless) connections between 2 systems.
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    u can try bridging also... u bridge both of them, it will use both... or whichever faster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ola
    Open "Network Connections" --> Advanced --> Advanced Setting
    Under "Adapters and Bindings" tab, you can select the order of the network under the "Connections" box.
    Generally, it is not recommended to have 2 network (wired or wireless) connections between 2 systems.
    I tried changing the setting (on both PCs) but still it's using the wireless connection for copying the file. You shouldn't need to reboot for the change to work right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Royce
    I tried changing the setting (on both PCs) but still it's using the wireless connection for copying the file. You shouldn't need to reboot for the change to work right?
    Don't think so but no harm rebooting right?
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    Well reboot seems to have fixed it. Strange cos some info I found on the net on those settings said reboot not required for changes to take effect.

    Well anyway, thanks so much for your help!

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