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    2 connections in 1 pc

    Hi all,

    I need help in making a wireless connection and ethernet connection work at the same time in 1 pc.

    I'm currently running WINXP. Have 2 networks. 1 for Internet and 1 for File Sharing. Internet is available when using wireless connection and I'm getting an IP Address of 192.168.1.XXX and a default gateway of 192.168.1.xxx. For the file sharing, I connect via ethernet and getting an IP Address of 10.xxx.xx.xxx, subnet mask of 255.255.254.0 and a default gateway of 10.xxx.xx.x.

    Problem is I can't have them work at the same time. When both connected, I'm only able to use the ethernet connection even though the wireless is also connected. Inorder to connect to the internet, I need to disable the ethernet connection.

    Others have suggested that I use a software like VMWare but I prefer not to use this because I believe that this will affect my computer's performance.

    Can any help me with this?

    THanks.

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    Remove the gateway for your LAN connection...may have to juggle provider order. Unbind server and workstation services from your Internet connections TCP properties.

    Are you also doing ICS?
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    Thanks for the reply.
    Quote Originally Posted by YeOldeStonecat View Post
    Remove the gateway for your LAN connection...may have to juggle provider order.
    My IP and Gateway are obtained automatically. Is there a way to remove the gateway if it was obtained this way?
    Quote Originally Posted by YeOldeStonecat View Post
    Unbind server and workstation services from your Internet connections TCP properties.
    Not really sure on how to do this.
    Quote Originally Posted by YeOldeStonecat View Post
    Are you also doing ICS?
    Sorry but what do you mean by ICS?

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    Gateway can only be removed with fixed ip address. - not with DHCP!
    The problem you have, that you will have two default routes.
    open cmd Window: route print
    when both adapters are connected, you will find the 2 Gateway adresses
    try:
    route del 0.0.0.0 (should delete both)
    route add 0.0.0.0 mask 0.0.0.0 192.168.1.x
    - if this works, it should be possible to script that in a .cmd file.

    Unbind Server and Workstation services means remove the checkboxes in the properties window of your WLAN Adapter for "File and Printersharing for MS Networks" and "Client for MS Networks"

    ICS is Internet Connection Sharing:
    im not shure with XP, but with you cannot use it, because of the limitation of a fixed LAN Address of 192.168.0.1. - Your LAN adress is 10.x.x.x.

    regards, Klemens
    Last edited by kletool; 03-01-08 at 04:58 PM.

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    thanks... this seems to work with file sharings except for connecting to servers.

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    Hi again,

    just wanted to know if its possible to have 2 gateways and be able to connect / communicate with both?

    or do i really need to use 3rd party softwares like VMWare?

    thanks.
    Last edited by adshocker; 04-03-08 at 03:22 AM.

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    Hi,

    I'm back again to check if anyone has a new resolution to my concern.

    Thanks.

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