It's how the Microsoft networking works. I decline to explain it but it's far from automatic. That is, Windows doesn't switch from one adapter to another with ease.
If it did there would be no need for www.netswitcher.com
Okay, here's the deal. I bought myself a Buffalotech wireless-n USB adapter for my laptop to use at work and it works great. The problem that I'm having now though is that I was at my girlfriend's house and wanted to get online but wanted to use my internal network adapter instead of the Buffalotech one because I didn't feel like plugging it in. Everytime I tried to access the network the connection would seem to timeout when it was "Acquiring the network address." I tried 5 or 6 times, power cycled my laptop, the router and the modem and still nothing, while my girlfriend, who has the exact same laptop as me, had no problem getting online. Could this have anything to do with my new Buffalotech adapter? I don't see how since it wasn't plugged in or anything.
Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. And sorry for the long post. I'm running Windows XP if that matters any. Thanks