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Downloads continue on wireless connection when wired connection is available

Symptom(s):

When a file download is started on a wireless network connection and the laptop is then connected to a wired network connection, the download continues on the wireless connection.

Cause:

Choosing the appropriate network connection is controlled by Windows XP, not by the device drivers or Intel® software.

Solution:

Normal download behavior is that a download started using the wireless network connection will continue on the wireless network connection even though a wired network connection becomes available during the download. To switch to the wired network connection, stop the download and then resume or start the download again after connecting to the wired network.

The above procedure has been observed to fail when using Windows XP* with Service Pack 1 (SP1.) To resolve this issue apply Service Pack 2 (SP2) for Windows XP. For questions on Windows XP Service Pack 2, visit the Microsoft Windows XP* Service Pack 2 (SP2) Solution Center.

Operating System:

Windows XP *

This applies to:

Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6200
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6205
Intel® Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N + WiMAX 6150
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1000
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 135
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 2230
Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160
Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260
Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 for Desktop
Intel® Dual Band Wireless-N 7260
Intel® PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection
Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
Intel® WiFi Link 5300 and Intel® WiFi Link 5100 products
Intel® WiMAX/WiFi Link 5350 and Intel® WiMAX/WiFi Link 5150 products
Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
Intel® Wireless-N 7260

Solution ID: CS-017160
Last Modified: 09-Apr-2014
Date Created: 21-Nov-2004
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