WiFi and ethernet together

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  1.    02 Aug 2016 #11

    Here's how to accomplish this on Windows 7


    The above link describes how to use WiFi and Ethernet together where local file transfers use ethernet instead of wireless. It's for Windows 7 but I guess Windows 10 is the same or very similar.

    I'm going to try it out now.

    SteveS801 said: View Post
    I was wondering if it's possible to utilize both WiFi and ethernet in tandem. I'm pretty sure some of you are going to tell me that I can only access the internet through one of these, up to my bandwidth limit, but that's not what I mean.

    I'd like to access the internet through my WiFi connection, yet have a wired connection through my router to access the files on the other computers in my house. Is this even possible?
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  2.    02 Aug 2016 #12

    I have recently set up a desktop PC, with windows 10 pro. it has onboard wireless and LAN adapters, I have plugged in the LAN and I am also able to sign in on the wifi adapter. Thus both the WIFI and the LAN are working.
    I have not tried checking speeds or routes however.
    This was my original experience till I tried it on my Toshiba Portege laptop which will disconnect wifi on connection to LAN.
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  3.    08 Dec 2016 #13

    I understand this post is a little late, but yes this is possible by modifying your local routing table. Easy peasy. Do some research on that subject and if you still can't figure it out you can find me at https://sysinfo.io
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       02 Sep 2017 #14

    I had this same issue in Win10 on my new XPS 15 (9560). I am a business user and need both to work so I can connect my Ethernet to the customer's network, and use wireless to access the laptop on the internet for TeamViewer. I had to click on Network and sharing->Change adapter settings, and check both the wireless and Lan connections and . Locate the wired ethernet connection and wireless connection, check the advanced setting in the top toolbar, and select Bridge Connections. This didn't provide the results I was looking for, but once I disconnected the WiFi connection and left the Ethernet LAN connection as the only connection in the bridge, reconnect to wifi, I had both wired connection to my router, and my wireless connection to my 4G Jetpack. Two separate networks, and both working like Windows 7.

    Wireless LAN adapter _Wi-Fi:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : jetpack
    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

    Ethernet adapter Network Bridge:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2600:1005:b029:470d:c55c:8164:d660:b991
    Temporary IPv6 Address. . . . . . : 2600:1005:b029:470d:7819:5803:19c1:e974
    Temporary IPv6 Address. . . . . . : 2600:1005:b02c:c5e7:7819:5803:19c1:e974
    IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2600:1005:b02c:c5e7:c55c:8164:d660:b991
    IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2600:1005:b04a:5b72:c55c:8164:d660:b991
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::c55c:8164:d660:b991%74
    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : fe80::dccf:94ff:fe8c:e332%74

    I hope this helps.
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  5.    08 Jul 2018 #15

    This will allow you to run wifi and Ethernet at same time, works fine:
    How to automatically get Ethernet and Wireless to connect simultaneously. - YouTube
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       08 Jul 2018 #16

    SteveS801 said: View Post
    What I was hoping to do was to utilize my WiFi connection to access the internet and the wired connection to transfer files. Right now, I have to use one or the other to do both. Transferring files makes even checking email tedious.
    Either of your NIC's LAN or Wi-Fi are capable of doing everything if they're both on the same router its the router that distributes the bandwidth.
    It sounds to me like you need a better internet connection, buy more bandwidth upgrade to a GB Router Check you LAN cables you have a bandwidth problem that you can't solve by using wi-fi unless you run the wi-fi on another internet connection.
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