I would like to ask what exactly is the difference between the priority settings of network adapters in the advanced settings window of the adapter settings (adapters and bindings, like mentioned in here: How to give network choice priority to LAN other than WIFI in windows 7?) and changing the metrics in the routing table. So in order to change priority of an interface, I can move it up and down in the advanced settings window, but I could also modify the metrics in the routing table. What exactly is the difference and which one has a higher priority when they conflict with each other? I have read and searched a lot, but I can not find a place that gives me a clear answer, so I hope someone in here knows the right answer.
Edit2: To this question (How to give preference over one network connection over another?), there is an answer mentioning the following:
"Now important thing - changing adapter priority via adapter setting does not change metric. This means it will not change routing decisions!"
But then, what does the setting do and how can I know which route/interface the traffic will follow?
Thanks a lot in advance, Niels