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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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tandem ethernet and internet functions
by dsdovi / September 21, 2016 3:26 PM PDT

This is a simple adjustment to your priority settings for your Ethernet LAN in Windows 10.
Follow these simple steps below and both devices will be working concurrently.

1. Go to network and sharing center in control panel.
2. Select change adapter settings
3. Right click on your Ethernet device and select properties.
4. In properties menu, select configure button.
5. When configure menu, select advanced tab.
6. In advanced menu, under property list, look for "Priority & Vlan" and select it.
7. Look in value list to the right and select disable toggle.
8. Ok your way back out of menus and wait 15 seconds until system updates new value.

You have just disabled your Ethernet LAN priority so it will function together with your WIFI.
Good luck!

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This post was before Windows 10.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 21, 2016 3:40 PM PDT

I'll close this now but in the future watch out for those old posts.

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