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Ethernet port for LAN and WiFi for Internet access?

by helpseeker42 / April 9, 2013 9:03 PM PDT

How do I go about using the Ethernet port for LAN and WiFi for Internet access at the same time?

I already configured my LAN connection to only have an IP address, and a subnet mask, leaving default gateway blank...

As for WiFi, I left them to be automatically assigned...

What did I do wrong? They won't work together.

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Re: :LAN and WiFi at the same time
by Kees_B Forum moderator / April 9, 2013 9:12 PM PDT
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Agree with Kees . . .
by Coryphaeus / April 10, 2013 12:06 AM PDT

It's one or the other, never both.

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Kees is right.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 10, 2013 12:18 AM PDT

And in Windows it's rarely used that way. There is a way but it is a 100% sure bet you want to bond the connections which as you discovered is not supported. It is possible to connect to 2 networks but this would not give you more internet speed.

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