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WIFI for internet and switch for local lan, how do I force lan traffic thru switch?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by danielj23, Feb 21, 2011.

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    I have a wireless router connected to my modem, and ALL PC's connect to that for internet.

    I also have a gigabit switch I use to transfer data in between several of the machines. I do it quite often and I don't want it eating up the wifi bandwidth.


    I have done it before, but it has been a long time and I cannot remember how I forced internet traffic over the wifi and local traffic through the switch


    Is the only way to do it to specifically tell Windows to use the IP address of the LAN connection? I know it will work that way, forcing local traffic directly to that IP, but I seem to remember there being an easier way to do this.

    Thanks.
     
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