How to Make Your Laptop Choose a Wired Connection Instead of Wireless

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Have you ever connected your Laptop to a wired network point in your house and continued to get wireless  network speeds ? Here’s how you can quickly fix that, the easy way.

Giving Your Wired Connection Higher Priority

Press the Win + R keyboard combination and type ncpa.cpl into the run box, then hit enter.

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When the Network Connections window opens you will need to hit the alt key to display the classic menu bar.

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Once its available click on advanced, and then choose the Advanced Settings option.

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Here you will see the preference of your network connections. In order to make your laptop use a wired connection, if available, even when connected to a wireless network, you will need to select Wi-Fi and then click on the green arrow pointing down.

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This will automatically bump Ethernet to the top.

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That’s all there is to it.

Taylor Gibb is a Microsoft MVP and all round geek, he loves everything from Windows 8 to Windows Server 2012 and even C# and PowerShell. You can also follow him on Google+