106
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10answers
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Make Windows 7 ignore WiFi when ethernet is available

When I dock my Windows 7 laptop, I want it to prefer the wired ethernet connection over WiFi.This is a pretty straightforward thing to do on my Mac - I just reorder my network preferences, and it "...
77
votes
10answers
406k views

How to install Windows 7 from the network?

Is it possible to install Windows 7 (Current RTM Version) on a computer without using removable media like DVD or USB?The first thing that comes to my mind is through the network, but I don't have ...
40
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13answers
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Windows 7 intermittently drops wired Internet/LAN connection

In a nutshell, my Windows 7 Ultimate PC intermittently drops its Internet connection. Why?Background: My PC is wired to my ADSL modem/router which is directly connected to the phone line. I also ...
37
votes
4answers
348k views

What is the Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface?

I am running Windows 7 Ultimate, and when I do ipconfig /all in the command prompt I get, in addition to the Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection that I expected, something called Tunnel adapter ...
33
votes
5answers
61k views

How does Windows 7 decide which route to take if 2 connections to an internet source exist? (e.g. a Wireless and an Ethernet one to a router)

How does Windows 7 decide which route to take if 2 connections to the Internet exist? (e.g. wireless versus wired)
32
votes
3answers
112k views

Is there a good DNS server I can install on Windows 7 for a LAN? [closed]

I have a few computers on my LAN, and now I'm getting tired of remembering the IP addresses all the time, so I would like to start using DNS names on my LAN.I have a heterogeneous network with ...
31
votes
2answers
89k views

How to block all traffic but one IP in Windows Firewall?

I'm trying to use Windows 7 firewall to block all outgoing and incoming traffic, from all IP's and for all protocals, except for UDP to and from one particular IP address. The reason why is because ...
28
votes
6answers
73k views

How do I tell Windows 7 to trust a particular network location?

How do I tell Windows 7 to trust a particular network location? I'm not sure how to elaborate from the title of the question!I keep getting popups aka "this location is not trusted".I've mapped a ...
26
votes
2answers
202k views

Is there a PC equivalent for the Android 'Wifi Analyzer' App? [closed]

I'm using the Wifi Analyzer app on my phone a lot at the moment as I need to set up and test some wireless networks. For people unfamiliar with the app, i've posted some screenshots of the app that I ...
24
votes
7answers
111k views

How do I unmap a disconnected network drive in Windows 7?

The drive is disconnected, and I'm off the network. How do I unmap the drive?
24
votes
6answers
40k views

How do I set the Windows network timeout for physically disconnected mapped drive?

When a network drive (net use) is physically disconnected, Windows Explorer (and other programs) keeps trying to enumerate and/or use it for maybe 60 seconds.Is there some way to reduce this timeout ...
23
votes
5answers
69k views

How to tell Windows 7 to ignore a default gateway

I currently have 2 network cards in my PC -- one connected to an internal network on a router with a disconnected WAN port (10.x.x.x), and one connected to the internet through a consumer router (192....
23
votes
3answers
184k views

How to remove unwanted tunnel adapter connections?

I did "ipconfig" today and found about 10 network interfaces, most of them disconnected.How can I diagnose this? Where can I remove them?Edit: The extra network appear like this:Tunnel ...
23
votes
5answers
58k views

Force programs that do not specify proxy settings to use a proxy (ie: Steam)

My school requires a proxy for all internet access. If you want to use the internet, it is impossible to not use a proxy. This makes it a problem for many programs that don't seem to let you enter ...
22
votes
3answers
95k views

IPv4 vs IPv6 priority in Windows 7

I have IPv6 connectivity through Hurricane Electric tunnel. Since IPv6 day this year, many services (google.com, facebook.com, etc.) enabled IPv6 on their main domains. On my Windows machine, IPv6 is ...

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