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How To Change Network Priority For Windows

Some of you like me may not know there is a setting in Windows 7/XP that actually allow you to change the network priority if there are availability of LAN and Wi-Fi at the same time.

The steps are simple and screen attached for your convenient.

1. Windows OS
a. For Windows 7 access path – Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network Connections
b. For Windows XP access path – Control Panel\Network Connections

Open Network Page From Control Panel
Open Network Page From Control Panel

2. From the menu toolbar select Advanced – Advanced Setting.
a. For Windows 7 you may need to hit “Alt” key to show the menu toolbar.

Windows 7 - Network Connection Page After Hit The Alt Key
Windows 7 – Network Connection Page After Hit The Alt Key

Windows XP - Network Connection Page
Windows XP – Network Connection Page

3. After the advanced Setting is shown, then you can highlight the network to prioritize them by using the up and down arrow at the right-hand side.

Advanced Setting Page To Prioritize The Network
Advanced Setting Page To Prioritize The Network

4. After you configure all, click on the OK button to complete the setting.


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