1.    08 Nov 2015 #1
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    HI all,
    been running fine on an ethernet connection, but wanted to see the wifi connection options
    in Windows 10. Got an old USB Ralink network adapter, set a restore point and plugged it in.
    Drivers installed and active within seconds.
    Went to settings network and internet/wifi and connected to my router.

    In control panel network and sharing center (see below), it shows both networks active.
    How is this typically handled? If you start Edge or Firefox how do you control which one it uses?
    What if you wanted to stop one temporarily? Do you have to go to device manager and disable
    the HW, or is there something else, perhaps in the Network Sharing Center that controls this?
    Thanks for any info
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    Edit - I did a little more research, apparently Windows, doesn't really let you choose on an App. basis,
    but uses the one with the higher priority. It may be possible to use ipconfig /release to temporarily disable
    the connection you want to stop, but I can't get the syntax to work. Apparently,
    > ipconfig /release *Con* ... release all matching connections,
    eg. "Wired Ethernet Connection 1" or
    "Wired Ethernet Connection 2"
    this is the info given in ipconfig /? - but not sure what to put for *con*

    Anybody have any experience with two connections like this? (I know it's an unusual scenario, but I thought I would ask)

    EDIT 2
    This is the ipconfig syntax. if the command "ipconfig" shows

    Wireless LAN adapter Wi-Fi:
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe84::a856:f692:de91:fbc%10
    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.106
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1

    You can use
    ipconfig /release "wi-fi"
    and
    ipconfig /release6 "wi-fi"
    to release ipv4 and ipv6 respectively.
    Last edited by davexnet; 08 Nov 2015 at 16:53.
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  2.    08 Nov 2015 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    A Finnish expat in Germany
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    You are trying to find a complicated alternative way to do a very simple task.

    Select the connection you want to disable, click Disable:

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    The connection is now disabled:

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    Enable it when again needed:

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    Kari
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  3.    08 Nov 2015 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    You are trying to find a complicated alternative way to do a very simple task.

    Select the connection you want to disable, click Disable:

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    The connection is now disabled:

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    Enable it when again needed:

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    Kari
    Thanks Kari, I see what you mean. That's OK, I've never put in a second adapter before, did it really just for
    the learning opportunity. I now see (at least much better than before!) how some of these things fit together.

    Now it would be interesting to see if there is a simple way of running Firefox through the ethernet and
    Edge through the wi-fi at the same time. There's probably not any performance benefit since they're going
    through the same router (in my case) but for proof of concept, it would be useful.

    Some items I've read on the internet state that it's not possible.
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