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Is it possible to run a wireless connection but still remain connected to your local lan? The desktop has wireless and i wanna use wireshark locally to mess around on my wireless but want to remain connected to my GBLAN for the speed.

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Yes, this is possible but Windows prefers the network you selected in the advanced network options. You can use tools like ForceBindIP to force the use of one connection.

ForceBindIP is a freeware Windows application that will inject itself into another application and alter how certain Windows Sockets calls are made, allowing you to force the other application to use a specific network interface / IP address. This is useful if you are in an environment with multiple interfaces and your application has no such option for binding to a specific interface.*

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so what i am basically doing is just forcing wireshark to use the wireless connection? i assume that connection is active just not being used? – Rachel Nark Jan 2 '13 at 18:56
In Wireshark doesnt it let you choose the Interface to listen on?… – j_bombay Jan 2 '13 at 19:06
j_bombay posted a picture which shows that the tool allows you to select the interface. For other application use this ForceBindIP. – magicandre1981 Jan 3 '13 at 5:08

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