So i have a small router that i'm connected to via an ethernet cable and i have multiple devices connecting to that router via wifi so they can see my screen Sharing a screen on windows 7 I would like to use my wifi adapter to connect to another router which is connected to the internet I'm not doing them in parallel

-First I just tried simply connecting to the wifi and plugging in the cable, but windows gave preference to the ethernet I presumed because the screen sharing was working but I couldn't get to the internet.

-Second I tried tweaking the preference order of adapters in Advanced settings in the Network/Sharing Center. That's not working

-Third I tried manually tweaking the metrics in the advanced properties for each adapter to give connection preference to wifi. This half works. I can start screen sharing and that works, and i can connect to the internet wifi network, but when i try to access it (ex. open google chrome), my screen sharing connection is killed. And this is vice versa if i got to the internet first.

What is your view on it?

Best Answer

This step-by-step process shows you how you can use wireless internet without taking out your ethernet cable

  1. Open network and sharing centre ("network status" win10).
  2. Go to "Change Adapter Settings" ("Change adapter options" Win10)
  3. Go to properties of local area network.
  4. Click on internet protocol version 4 and then navigate to its properties
  5. Click on Advanced
  6. You'll see a checkbox there that is marked automatic metric
  7. Uncheck it and then enter 2 in that section.
  8. Now, do the same for the wireless network but enter 1.

You save the setting and you will be able to use wifi even when your ethernet cable is connected to the lan