High-speed Internet connection selection order (non-dialup)

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by John Hupp, Aug 8, 2006.

  1. John Hupp

    John Hupp Guest

    For computers that have more than one active high-speed Internet connection
    (e.g. Ethernet LAN and wireless LAN), how does Windows XP or Internet
    Explorer choose which connection to use? Can I read or set the connection
    selection order in some GUI interface or the Registry?

    I ask this because I would like a clean method of assuring that a video
    streaming client (an Internet Explorer add-on) chooses the faster LAN
    connection if it is active. I want a better method than disconnecting a
    plug or temporarily disabling one of the connections.

    --John Hupp
     
    John Hupp, Aug 8, 2006
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  2. Jack \(MVP-Networking\)., Aug 8, 2006
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  3. John Hupp

    John Hupp Guest

    Thanks, Jack, that is just the answer I was looking for.

    From what Windows popup Help says about the Metrics field, I also conclude
    that when Windows finds more than one active connection, it *should* use the
    fastest one based on an automatically calculated metric.

    --John
     
    John Hupp, Aug 8, 2006
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