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Question about a wired network

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Bulmer22, Sep 27, 2008.

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  1. Bulmer22

    Bulmer22 Thread Starter

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    Okay after being tired about the unreliability of wireless i decided to run an ethernet cable from my router to my computer, my wireless connection was really messed up up and it usually crawls at terrible speed and disconnects a lot.

    Im running Vista but my laptop keeps connecting automatically to various wireless networks, the only way I can get a connection through my cable is by disconnecting from a network and then plugging the cable in. Is there a way I can make sure my computer is connecting through my ethernet connection every time instead of wireless?, and also how to properly configure everything for ethernet?.
    I was thinking that I could turn off my wireless adapter through device manager however im unsure if this would mess anything else up - also im not sure which it is, under network adapters I have 'Atheros Wireless Network Adater' and 'SiS Ethernet controller'.

    If anybody has any ideas how I can set everything up so my ethernet connection works properly it would be greatly appreciated, thanks!.
     
  2. JohnWill

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    Just disable the wireless connection, either in Device Manager or in Network Connections, that won't upset anything else.
     
  3. Rich-M

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    Most laptops have an on off switch readily visible for wireless access near the keyboard.
     
  4. JohnWill

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    Or a function key sequence if they don't have the physical switch.
     
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