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Two ethernet connects how can I set the default one?

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    Two ethernet connects how can I set the default one?


    I have Two ethernet cards / Connections
    How can I tell windows to set Eth1 as default so web,steaming all the normal stuff uses this connection?
    I have set bittorrent up correctly to use the other connection but after a restart windows starts to use the bittorrent one. And if I change bittorrent to use the other one It just does the very same thing on the next reboot.

    Cheers

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    Look in the Advanced button for the adapter ipv4 properties, uncheck automatic metric and number the interface metric 1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DMHolt57 View Post
    Look in the Advanced button for the adapter ipv4 properties, uncheck automatic metric and number the interface metric 1.
    Ah right cheers
    So set the main one to '1' and the other bittorrent one to '2' or '200' or something like that?
    Thanks
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    You're Welcome
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    Quote Originally Posted by DMHolt57 View Post
    You're Welcome
    Scratch that it's still doing it after I reboot
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    See if anything here helps you set it up right... An explanation of the Automatic Metric feature for Internet Protocol routes
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    Hmm yea but both connects are the same speed and same ethernet speeds

    All I am after doing is

    Eth1 everything else
    Eth2 for Bittorrent (which can be done in bittorrent 'net.bind_ip'

    That is all
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    Not a fix but may be a work around that can be used without restart

    Disable the one you are not using and enable as needed...kind of messy but beats rebooting
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xencored View Post
    I have Two ethernet cards / Connections
    How can I tell windows to set Eth1 as default so web,steaming all the normal stuff uses this connection?
    I have set bittorrent up correctly to use the other connection but after a restart windows starts to use the bittorrent one. And if I change bittorrent to use the other one It just does the very same thing on the next reboot.

    Cheers
    Are you saying you have two different Ethernet adapters?
    Last edited by znod; 01 Mar 2013 at 14:32.
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    Quote Originally Posted by znod View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Xencored View Post
    I have Two ethernet cards / Connections
    How can I tell windows to set Eth1 as default so web,steaming all the normal stuff uses this connection?
    I have set bittorrent up correctly to use the other connection but after a restart windows starts to use the bittorrent one. And if I change bittorrent to use the other one It just does the very same thing on the next reboot.

    Cheers
    Are you saying you have two different Ethernet adapters?
    Yes Mate
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