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Author Topic: a software that would let me assign lan or wireless connection per application?  (Read 2812 times)

kartal

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Most of us have both wireless and wired connection in our offices or homes. My problem is that I want wireless connection to be used by firefox and thunderbird and rest of my softwares should be within my wired lan. I really hate to see that some of the softwares connect to my work box with wireless while I have a wired connection between them. I changed the connection priority settings but that did not do much improvement really.

Do you know any software that would let me assign connection types to applications?



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Not sure but presumably you could use a firewall to configure allowed traffic on the wired and wireless connections separately - though if you are connected to the same network with two connections on each computer I am not sure how you specify that a particular app has to access the network over one connection rather than the other ?


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yes that would be my confusion as well.

The thing is that it looks like windows is checking to see which connections are available. If I disable my wireless it changes to lan right away and I get a speed boost. Otherwise somehow windows chooses wireless over wired for everything which is I hate. Because I copy files back and forth.


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What happens if you block access to everything on Wifi via your firewall - do requestes automatically get rerouted via the alternative network or do you simply get blocked?

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I just have windows firewall here and It is sometimes confusing to use. Do you know any firewall that can do that?

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Not sure which would be the best for that.

Basically you need something that allows you to allow and block individual applications from sending data out of your computer.

I don't know enough about configuring firewalls - maybe someone else could chip in with some ideas. Alternatively there are other threads about firewalls where you might get some answers.

Here is one long running firewall thread http://www.donationc...dex.php?topic=6059.0

but there are lots of others too - just do a search on 'firewall'