Automatic reconnect to wireless network

Derek Broughton news at
Sun Jul 20 01:36:37 UTC 2008

Neil Winchurst wrote:

> Derek Broughton wrote:
>> It's easy enough to set up, but I don't actually know anybody who needs a
>> wired _and_ wireless connection working at the same time (I know such
>> topologies exist, but it's an uncommon requirement for a home computer).
>> Why would Windows do it either?  My experience is that Windows uses a
>> wired connection when available - and making it use two connections at
>> once is harder than with Ubuntu.
> Am I misunderstanding something here? I keep my desktop machine
> upstairs, connected to the internet via a cable to a router.
> Downstairs my wife uses her laptop, connected to the same router by
> wireless. They both work fine, and often at the same time. I have never
> had any problems and didn't expect any.
> Should I be surprised?


I could use a few more question marks there, it's so mind boggling.  Why on
earth would you think that there's any reason why it should matter?  The
router is designed to make connections by both methods, your computer
_can_, but practically never needs to.

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