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Wireless Adapter VS FastEthernet NIC

Hi,

I have tried operating my notebook with both a Cisco Aironet wireless LAN adapter and my fastethernet port active.

By doing a trace-route, I notice that my data is sometimes transmitted via my wireless LAN adapter, and sometimes via my NIC.

I initially assumed that data would take the faster route (100Mbps vs 11Mbps), but fater getting inconsistent results, I can come to no conclusion.

Does anyone know what is the choice is route taken based upon?

Thanks!

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Anonymous
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Re: Wireless Adapter VS FastEthernet NIC

I guess it will take route randomly. There might be some load balancing configuration done.

Cisco Employee

Re: Wireless Adapter VS FastEthernet NIC

This is done by windows it will load balance between the 2 links unless you manualy configure the link metric

If you click on the IP/TCP properties of the NIC card you want to take as the last choice then click on the advance tab in there you will see a field interface metric

Make this a number higher than 1 and then it will only use it if there is no lower metric interfaces available

You can confirm the changes by using the command netstat -r at the command prompt

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