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Which one take precedence wired or wireless?

Just migrated some of my users from wired network to wireless network. Both wired and wireless are on different segment.

So of them still prefer to connect via wired while sitting at their cubicle and at the same time their wireless card is also turned on. Which means now they have both wired and wireless ip address.

When i ping both ip address from my desk, theres a reply. From a network point of view, when the user is accessing the network, packets will go thru via wireless or wired network ?

Tks..

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New Member

Re: Which one take precedence wired or wireless?

if you have a wireless network adapter and a 'regular' network adapter all plugged in at the same time (and you are using win98, winme, or win2k), the 'regular' network adapter will be used.

however, when you are using winxp, it would ask you if you want to create a 'network bridge' that would logically connect your 2 network adapters.

i hope this helps!

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Re: Which one take precedence wired or wireless?

you have a good idea there about how 'network bridge' operates.

But for some reasons,do you know when and how will you apply the "network bridge"???

New Member

Re: Which one take precedence wired or wireless?

Im curious to know about the network bridge too. Is it automatically bridge when you connect both wireless network and "regular" network ?

New Member

Re: Which one take precedence wired or wireless?

no, not automatically. in win xp, you'll be asked if you want to bridge those two (wireless and wired) LAN segments

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