On my Windows 7 machine, I get internet through a wired LAN. I have a T-Mobile webConnect Jet stick that I use to send SMS and MMS messages (NOT for data). When Windows detects that the modem is connected (when sending a message), my internet connection goes down and Network and Sharing Center reports multiple networks and no internet connection. How can I... make it not do this?
Windows 7 and Vista allow only one Internet connection at a time. This is a "security" measure.
This is probably your problem: The moment your second connection is established, you lose your first one. As far as I know, there is absolutely no way to have two simultaneous Internet connections on Windows 7.
If several network adapters are available, they will be tested by adapter order for Internet connection. The first suitable adapter will be used, although sometimes Windows will prefer the fastest one, such as preferring wired over wifi.
You might be able to change the order of the adapters, if that's the problem, and place the Lan adapter in first position, so perhaps Win7 will agree to always use it for Internet.
See this article : Change Network adapter priority in Vista.
Another way to change an adapter's priority is by changing its metric.
The idea is in Properties of the network adapter, to double click Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and
press Advanced. Uncheck
If you use the stick for SMS and MMS only, it is most likely a special feature of the stick and not actually using native features.
Try going in to
This should mean you can still connect and do special features, but internet will not work through it.
If however you are actually saying that your network connection is disabled, please give some feedback and I will try to help further.