Testing my WIFi

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by marchy, Nov 9, 2017.

  1. marchy

    marchy MDL Member

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    hi, I have a laptop that is hardwired as of now. I would like to test the external wifi i have attached to it without disconnecting its usb connection. How can i accomplish this step bt step plz?

    thx
     
  2. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    With hardwired you mean by LAN? What USB connection you don't want to disconnect?
     
  3. marchy

    marchy MDL Member

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    Let me do this again. Yes, hardwired by LAN is what i want to keep connected. I want to use my USB external wifi connection. Sorry for the confusion.
     
  4. UmbraEmsi

    UmbraEmsi Emsisoft Community Manager

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    do you want the LAN connection active and transmitting or just plugged, because i think the LAN connection takes over Wifi.
     
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    pisthai Imperfect Human

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  6. Polo6RGTI

    Polo6RGTI MDL Junior Member

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    Depending on the adapter that is preferred for an internet connection you can easily prioritize for example the WiFi adapter over the LAN (Ethernet) adapter and vice versa if there are multiple wired adapters.
    Code:
    netstat -rn
    Open WiFi Properties > Internet Protocol Version 4 > Advanced > Untick Automatic Metric and change to 2. Now Windows will first connect to the internet via the WiFi adapter. The same can be done for multiple adapters by changing each adapter's metric with one number higher.

    I have been using this for a while now to prioritize the WiFi for internet while my two PC's are connected with Ethernet.
     
  7. Netbanshee

    Netbanshee MDL Junior Member

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    Do you know your wifi settings? If so, make sure your lappy sees your wifi before starting.
     
  8. DariusGG

    DariusGG MDL Novice

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  9. marchy

    marchy MDL Member

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    Thx all for the suggestions.