I'd asked if you had a different results under Win XP. As far as I can tell
and this goes for XP too, your system is going to use the internet over the
strongest connection. It's also going to access the LAN the same way. With
T10/100 over 54 MB wireless connection (If that) it's going used the wired
connection. You got me curious enough to try it. Although my connection over
wireless showed up in the network map, the line was dotted, which meant to
me it would not be used.
"Dave" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> I am running Vista BETA2 and I have a question regarding having one or
> more network connections enabled at the same time and I would appreciate
> some adice please.
> Ok, after installing Vista I checked in Device Manager and noticed that
> both my "wired" (Intel(R) PRO/1000CT NIC) and "wireless" (Broadcom
> 802.11g) network adapters were installed correctly and without problems,
> but only my wired connection was shown in the "Network and Sharing Center"
> (N & SC)
> My wired connection was up and running and I was able to connect to the
> internet to activate Vista, but my wireless connection was not because it
> requires a security key before it will connect and that's obviously why it
> was not shown in the "N & SC".
> I clicked on "Connect to a network" and chose "Wireless" and after
> entering the appropriate info, I clicked on connect and it was done. I
> now had two network connections running.
> I then went back to the "N & SC" and saw that both wired and wireless
> connections were shown there but I noticed that the "wired" connection
> "Local and Internet" and the "wireless" connection only had "Local". This
> was confirmed when I clicked on the "Status" button and for IPv4
> Connectivity/IP6 Connectivity, it showed "Local" for for both, but for the
> Wired" connection it showed IPv4 Connectivity: Internet, and for IPv6
> Connectivity: Local.
> When I disconnected the "wired" connection from my router, the "N & SC"
> refreshed itself and the "wireless" connection was now showing IPv4
> Connectivity: Internet, and for IPv6 Connectivity: Local.
> So, my question is: When you have wired and wireless network/internet
> connections enabled at the same time, does Vista only allow one of those
> connections to be both Internet and Local, and the other, Local only?
> Many thanks