Thursday, May 16, 2013

Windows 8: Force Windows to Use Your Wired Connection Instead of Wi-Fi

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This is a slight modification of the instructions over at, but I just tested this in Windows 8 and it works!

  • Open the Control Panel (Win Key + X > Select Control Panel)
  • Click on Network and Internet and then on Network and Sharing Center
  • On the left hand side, click on Change adapter settings
  • Press Alt to open the Folder Menu, and click on Advanced and then Advanced Settings
  • Now you see the same graphic as that depicted above!  
Make sure Ethernet is above Wi-Fi, click OK, and you're done!

Thanks to Melanie Pinola at for this tip.  Be sure to check out her article for reader comments that may provide additional tips.