Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Is there any way to specify what my network connections do? We finally got a 20 mb/s connection at my office, but it's currently only on our WiFi. I need to be connected via Ethernet, though, to access our network drives. I'm using a laptop, that has both an Ethernet port and a WiFi connection. Essentially, I want to be able to use the WiFi for my internet stuff, but the Ethernet for the network drives. I'm running Windows 8 RTM, if that matters.

I doubt this is possible, but I figured it was worth asking.

share|improve this question
up vote 1 down vote accepted

Is is quite possible. Just add a route to the internal network via the fixed NIC and leave the default route via the wireless NIC.

It helps a lot if you know how routing works. For that I suggest reading this post on SF.

share|improve this answer
Wow thanks. That looks incredibly complicated, maybe I'll just wait for our wired connection to be upgraded as well. lol. – Rev Sep 18 '12 at 15:07

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .