1 PC, 1 Router, 2 connections Help/Hurt?

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Crimxan

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Heyo... been awhile, but you guys always seem to help with the more difficult issues as I've seen, so thanks for that.

OS=WinXP Pro S3
Linksys Ethernet card
Verizon Generic wireless router.

My PC was running okay with just the wireless connection (Speed 54Mbs), but on a whim I decided to hook up a hardwire between the PC and the router. I found that the Hardwire runs 100Mbs. Now, normally I would keep the hardwire and lose the wireless, but on a particular game I play (COD MW2) it tells me NAT:Strict on the hardwire, when for optimal use it should Read NAT: Open. Although the router settings seem to read correctly for NAT:Open, it doesn't seem to read it that way in game.

two questions:

1)Does it help or hinder the PC to have a dual connection as described above?

2) are there other settings in a router other than the UPnP settings that I should look at to relieve the NAT:Strict issue?

Thanks in advance.
 

TerryNet

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Sometimes having two connections to the same place confuses file sharing on a LAN, but that's not an issue for you with one computer only. :)

With your setup it will neither help nor hinder, except that if you are going to be using ethernet you might as well save a little power and extend the life of your wireless card by switching it off or removing it.

I assume your "strict" issue is because you have ports forwarded to your wireless adapter's IP, not the ethernet's. When given a choice (multiple Default Gateways) between wired and wireless Windows chooses wired.

EDIT: P.S.--please bring your signature into compliance.
 
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