Wireless Network Connection will only connect to Internet if Lcl Area Connect disable

By Steve Yancey
Apr 7, 2007
  1. Have a USB wireless WiFi unit. To connect to the Internet. Have to disable the Local Area Connection. When connected to the Internet. If I enable the Local Area Connection. Unable to connect to the Internet. When I disable the LAC, the Internet connection is restablished. Using a D-Link boradband VPN router.
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,145   +597

    sounds about right! Your big issue will be the VPN, as it is frequently specifically
    config'd to use a specific adaptor AND to force all tcp traffic thru that connection,
    even though you want to do some trivial search.

    Consider using a Hardware Profile to define
    1) a LAN connection environment (ie no WiFi)
    2) a WiFi environment (w/o a LAN)

    the choice occurs at boot time and the hardware is enabled/disabled per
    the profile.
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