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Changing Network Connection Priority


 Users may want to have their laptops prefer the Local Area (Ethernet) Connection while connected to the docking station instead of the wireless network.


To set up the laptop to prefer LAN connection, follow these steps.

  1. Click on the Start Menu and type View Network Connections in the search bar and select the top result.
  2. While in the new window, press the Alt button on your keyboard, click Advanced and select Advanced Settings...
  3. Select the Local Area Connection and move the priority to the top of the list using the green arrows to the right.
  4. Click OK and close out of the Network Connections window.


Your laptop will now connect to the Local Area (Ethernet) Connection while on the docking station and will switch back to the wireless network after disconnecting.

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