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I am using Windows 7. Problem is while using internet in Wireless if i connect LAN cable to my laptop, it stop Wireless connection and Wired Connection gets active.

I am using Internet using Wireless and doing my work through Wired Connection. I want to use Wireless and Wired Connections both at same time

HOW to use wireless and wired connection at the same time?

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I'd like to ask along with this, if they are being used at the same time would there be any significant increase in speed? I would assume only if the bandwidth at the router is larger that its LAN or WAN can provide; making the two connections each do "half the work"? – KDecker Sep 17 '14 at 1:22

Chances are, your laptop's wireless card has a "disable on wired connect" feature configured as a default.

  • In Windows 7 Control Panel, launch Network and Sharing Center
  • Click "Change Adapter Settings"
  • Right-click the wireless adapter you're using
  • Left-click "Properties"
  • On the Networking tab of the Wireless Network Connection Properties window, click "Configure"
  • That will display the properties window of the wireless card.
  • Click the "Advanced" tab and see if there's an option for "Disable on wired connected" or similar language.
  • If there is, and it’s enabled, disable it.
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This might be a little late, but yes you can do that, you need a Cisco router though...

Cisco routers are able to make two connections to one device, what you're looking for is either unequal cost path load balancing, or equal cost path load balancing. The router will transfer the data through both connections, if you want maximum speed you're best bet is getting a Cisco Gigabit router with wireless-N, or wireless-AC. Hope this help

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you should bridge the connections.

  1. On the Windows 7, click on the Windows icon. Type view network connections and press Enter.
  2. Identify your Ethernet connection and your wireless connection. The Ethernet connection is called Local Area Connection and the wireless connection is called Wireless Network Connection.
  3. Click on Local Area Connection to select it.
  4. Press and hold the Ctrl key and click on Wireless Network Connection to select it. Now you should have both connections selected.
  5. Right click on the selection and select Bridge Connections.
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I did same what u said but now i can only use Wireless connection but not Wired connection – user1379055 May 7 '12 at 8:25
Secondly i get IP from Wireless same as of previous – user1379055 May 7 '12 at 8:25
but now IP from Wired network changed :( and i cant access Network connection – user1379055 May 7 '12 at 8:26

There is no point to doing this since you will only be connecting twice to the same end router with the same WAN bandwidth. The fact you have 2 connections might increase redundancy but is pointless in a household environment.

Secondly, Windows does not know how to manage 2 connections simultaneously. For example, to establish a connection to a website you must perform a 3-way handshake before data is transferred using packets which contain the destinations mac address. Your router will send to the same interface which requested it because that's where the application layer (Windows) will expect the specific packet to arrive.

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I do that everyday, seems no one has the real answer

I use a Program Called Connectify Dispatch, with that Program you can Load-Balance the Connections.

i use it to merge two internet connections of mine, but if you are going to use them for networking, you might get some trouble..

It's paid program though

Also, without the program, i think when you conect to both connections and if you try to access a PC in each network you will be able to, except the internet will be browsed over a single connection..

EDIT: and while I'm Load-Balancing, when i use for example to access my router, i get a random Router, so i changed the second router to, so i can access them correctly

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