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You may have several network connections that are connected to different networks. Or, you may have a program that uses the first connection in the network connections list. You may want to make sure that a certain network connection is at the top of the list.

When you install Microsoft Windows XP or Microsoft Windows 2000, the order of the connections may vary depending on how the network adapters are enumerated.

Change the binding order of network adapters as follows

Click Start, click Run, type ncpa.cpl , and then click OK.

You can see the available connections in the LAN and High-Speed Internet section of the Network Connections window.

On the Advanced menu, click Advanced Settings

Now click the Adapters and Bindings tab.In the Connections area, select the connection that you want to move higher in the list. Use the arrow buttons to move the connection.

Adapters and Bindings tab

This lists the connections in the order in which the connections are accessed by network services. The order of these connections reflects the order in which TCP/IP or the next available protocol is bound to the network adapters. The bindings for remote access connections apply to all remote access connections.

If you want to change Change Network adapter priority in Vista Check here

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  5 Responses to “Change Network adapter priority in XP/2000”

  1. I did that, but Windows is still giving the second network first priority, although both lines are up and working fine!

  2. THANK YO VERY MUCH THIS HAS HELP MY CONNECTION PROBLEMS AS I CONNECT TO 2 DIFFERENT NETWORKS WIRELESS FOR INTERNET AND WIRED FOR STORAGE

  3. I did that.
    I have two interfaces.
    Bindings: Ethernet as preferred to DataCard.
    Metric is same for both networks.

    But still windows showing the Datacard’s gateway as default gate way.

    P.S: I disabled AutoMetric option in Windows XP.

    My question is:

    Without adding static routing I have to determine the outgoing route (Ethernet/Datacard) based on the socket I bound to.

    If I kept both networks on same metric its working fine in case of Ethernet and Wireless combination.

    But incase of Datacard and Ethernet combination,
    most of the times Datacard is default route, and traffic is going on the selected interface.

    but very rarely if Ethernet is default route , the all datacard traffic is also going on Ethernet.
    How to overcome it ????

    Any help appreciated.

  4. i had tried it a no of times but i am unable to make my wireless at the priority. windows is taking LAN at priority and not the wireless. i am having 2 Ethernet lan ports and one wireless card for use but windows is taking lan at priority not my wireless……
    please help me.

  5. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

    I had this problem with UDP broadcasts being sent from a wrong interface and your advice totally fixed it! I had to reboot though, otherwise it didn’t do anything.

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