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any reason I shouldn't have two internet connections at once?

My ethernet port and wireless seem to both connect when I plug the ethernet cable to my laptop when it is at my desk. Does it matter? Do I lose anything by that happening? I can go in and disable the wireless, but is it needed? Is there an automatic setting to tell it not to connect wirelessly if the ethernet cable is plugged in?

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In theory, could I connect to my ethernet and connect to my neighbors wireless at the same time?
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-20-2007, 10:18 AM
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It's fine and yes, you could connect.

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you wouldn't see a speed increase.

I wasn't thinking about a speed increase. I was thinking of certain poker websites , I have enough speed.



My main concern is having both connected at once on my network, and it messing something up.
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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-21-2007, 11:46 PM
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Well, your going to have two completely seperate gateways. 1 for your network and 1 for your neighbor's network. There is never a guantee on when it is using what and it would over complicate troubleshooting.

Also, some applications rely on a specific NIC to be used and this is setup during installation. I've never seen an application that could not be changed to use a different NIC but...ya never know.

I personally would not advise leaving both up at the same time. I'd also advise not using your neighbor's Internet connection. If you can easily connect, so can other people now you're wide open on a wireless network that has no security. You may think you have good host security, but it is very seldom that a savy person can't bypass OS security.

Anyway, what your thinking about doing is ghetto dual homing it...but without doing any ip routing functionality. So you have basically no control over which path your traffic will take. Frankly, I thought this was too basic and common sense and I've never done all out testing with it. If it is really that hard to plug the cable in or whatever, go for it. Just understand that you're complicating matters from a L1-L3 point of view.

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Well, your going to have two completely seperate gateways. 1 for your network and 1 for your neighbor's network. There is never a guantee on when it is using what and it would over complicate troubleshooting.

Also, some applications rely on a specific NIC to be used and this is setup during installation. I've never seen an application that could not be changed to use a different NIC but...ya never know.

I personally would not advise leaving both up at the same time. I'd also advise not using your neighbor's Internet connection. If you can easily connect, so can other people now you're wide open on a wireless network that has no security. You may think you have good host security, but it is very seldom that a savy person can't bypass OS security.

Anyway, what your thinking about doing is ghetto dual homing it...but without doing any ip routing functionality. So you have basically no control over which path your traffic will take. Frankly, I thought this was too basic and common sense and I've never done all out testing with it. If it is really that hard to plug the cable in or whatever, go for it. Just understand that you're complicating matters from a L1-L3 point of view.

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That's why I was asking. If I'm connected to my network wirelessly and I'm connected to my network via a cable, is there a setting in my computer that will detect that there is a cable connected and 'disable' the wireless connectivity? Is there any harm in leaving the wireless connection while connected via a cable?


The second part of my question is in regards to using an advantage while playing online poker, nothing else. Poker sites will not allow players on the same network to be on the same table, for obvious reasons.
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Do you need two cars to drive to work? Why do it even if you can, just stick to one.

Sure don't, but one of my cars doesn't start following me to work if I get in the other one and start driving I need to know if I can stop the other car from following me to work if it is messing up anything.
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That's why I was asking. If I'm connected to my network wirelessly and I'm connected to my network via a cable, is there a setting in my computer that will detect that there is a cable connected and 'disable' the wireless connectivity? Is there any harm in leaving the wireless connection while connected via a cable?


The second part of my question is in regards to using an advantage while playing online poker, nothing else. Poker sites will not allow players on the same network to be on the same table, for obvious reasons.
I can't really answer your first set of questions since I don't do Windows type networking. Given the second portion of your post, what I would do is just swap between them. If you need a 2nd PC playing, but on a seperate network, connect via wireless and disable the Ethernet NIC. Don't even have to get up a pull the cable, just right click the adapter and select "disable."

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