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Tell my system which network connection to use for internet access?

I have two (three) network connections. LAN, Wireless WiFi, and Built in WiFi. Built in is off in this case.

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Guest [Entry]

"The way to do that would be to change your routing table so that only the WiFi connection has a route to the Internet. What that practically means is that you should remove the default route from your LAN connection. This will make the TCP/IP stack not see anyway to get to an outside network using your LAN connection.

I'll assume why what your doing is failing sometimes is that at some point the WiFi connection disconnects momentarily and Windows switches to the default route on the LAN connection.

If you can't disable the default route, you can try to find a proxy server that you can run locally that will let you determine which interface it uses.

Here is some information on having multiple default routes (gateways) on Windows. It hasn't been updated in a while so it may or may not be out of date."
Guest [Entry]

"In Windows XP you can influence which interface will be selected by specifying the interface metric. So, for example, for ""Local Area Connection"" (or any other network connection):

open the Properties page
double-click Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
on that page, click the Advanced button
and on that page, uncheck ""Automatic metric""
in the ""Interface metric"" box type in your chosen value.

I don't know the analog in Windows 7, but I'd be surprised if this was not available in some form. Surely someone will know where to get at this in Windows 7 if it's not similar to this."