I have to wonder about this setup.
I have 3 computers, two Desktops and a laptop. I have both local network and internet available at the same time using a wireless router.
I am not sure why unplugging/disconnecting/reconnecting is necessary.
I have two networks - local and internet. Also I have two PCs, one with XP, one with 7. When I change network cable from local network and plug it into internet (and vice-versa) the first computer detects the network type much slower then computer with windows 7. It takes about a minute for the first, and about 3-4 seconds for the second one. Any ideas to increase speed for xp ?