Thursday, February 24, 2005 1:00 AM bart

Slow network performance on "multi-homed" computer with WLAN - How to solve

You have a damn fast network interface card in your laptop (1 Gbit NIC in my case) but performance just sucks. Maybe you've seen this too? Well, since Windows Server 2003 SP1 RC I can finally use my WLAN at home (and on other places) because the WPA security is available in there right now. However, if I'm working on my desk in my office, I'm connecting to the wired network. And still network performance is slower than you'd expect when you're using a 100 Mbit network. The answer to this problem is the binding order of the network adapters in the computer. To check and change this, go to "Network Connections" in Windows Explorer, click Advanced, Advanced Settings and change the order on the "Adapters and Bindings" tab to Local Area Connection, Wireless Network Connection. In my case the order was different, causing the WLAN to be used whenever available (and thus resulting in slower network perf). | Digg It | Technorati | Blinklist | Furl | reddit | DotNetKicks

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