Having Problems With Changing Default Network

By TheJediSlayer
Jul 18, 2008
  1. Hello,

    I've been searching around on the Web for an answer as to how to change up my default network, so that applications that aren't functioning because their not talking to the right Network (My Network Places Connections) to gain access to the Internet, can then talk to the Internet by changing up the default network.

    So far I haven't had much luck, also, I wanted to know rather or not it would be possible to delete the network currently set as the default. I've tried right clicking the Network's icon and the delete function is faded out.


  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    You can remove the entire network by
    Click the + sign on Network Adaptors and then click Remove (or delete)


    You must have the drivers available again, to re-install (the default Network adaptor)

    You can also right click on the Network and disable it
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,145   +597

    kimsland: brute force there old boy!

    Apparently you have more than one connection.
    Please describe each device and where they connect to.

    The simplest and most direct approach would be to DISABLE the connection you
    do not wish to use.

    Frequently on laptops, there's a wired NIC device and the WiFi device.
    My Tobshiba came with software (Config Free) that makes these choices trivial,
    but it's not difficult to enable/disable connections as you need them.
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    I meant Start -> Run -> devmgmt.msc (sorry about that)

    Anyway, yes that's "brute force", but it will remove it fully!
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