Setting connection priority on Windows XP
To set which connection will be used for Internet access if there are multiple connections available:
Open Start -> Settings -> Network Connections -> Advanced -> Advanced Settings -> [tab] Adapters and Bindings. Use the arrows to set the connection priorities. The topmost connection has the highest priority.
If method 1 doesn’t work, set the connection priority by manually specifying the connection metric.
- Open the Network Connections dialog box (go to Start, Settings, Control Panel, and select the Network Connections applet).
- Right-click the desired link, then select Properties.
- Select “Internet Protocol (TCP/IP),” then click Properties.
- Click the Advanced button at the bottom of the dialog.
- Clear “Automatic metric,” then enter a metric value between 1 and 9999.
A lower metric has a higher priority.
- Network connection priority , www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Windows/XP/Q_22954040.html
- How can I disable Windows XP’s automatic metric feature?, http://windowsitpro.com/article/articleid/27316/how-can-i-disable-windows-xps-automatic-metric-feature.html