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How does my computer know which to use

Posted: 19 Sep 2014 21:21
by lizbeth
if i am connected via wired and wifi?

Re: How does my computer know which to use

Posted: 20 Sep 2014 09:58
by Snap
You can configure them with the network manager. Select the one (or ones if you have different networks) you want to use at a given moment.

Re: How does my computer know which to use

Posted: 20 Sep 2014 12:05
by ScottQuier
I think the system defaults to using the wired connection if one is available - at least that's been my experience with my laptop. Maybe bacause there's an assumption that the wire will be faster than the WiFi? In my home, the bottleneck is with the ISP so it really doesn't matter for me.

Re: How does my computer know which to use

Posted: 20 Sep 2014 20:28
by Deleted User 2764
My laptop will use wired over WiFi as well. I think it's because it is a direct connection instead of wireless radio which could be cut off due to not being near the router/modem/hotspot, etc. At least that's my theory.