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Simultaneous connections

by Ekanatha / October 1, 2009 5:03 AM PDT

Hi, How can a PC (XP-service pack 3) be configured to have a simultaneous connection to 1: a wired network (LAN) and 2: a (private) wireless DSL connection?

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The short answer
by Jimmy Greystone / October 1, 2009 5:21 AM PDT

The short answer is that you can't. The somewhat longer answer is that there is software that makes switching between the two easier, but you can't really be connected to both at the same time. Windows gets confused about what data is supposed to go over what network.

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BTDT.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 1, 2009 5:50 AM PDT

But there could be only one route to the internet so while multiple network connections are supported, you as the designer get to work out first what the goals are. Again, only one will hold the route to the internet.
Bob

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