A Handy Utility For Working With Wired and Wireless Networks
If you regularly switch between wireless and wired connectivity you might find BridgeChecker a handy utility to install, currently at version 22.214.171.124 BridgeChecker is available from WLANBook. The utility keeps an eye on your network connections and disables wireless access if a good wired connection is found, this could prove very useful if you work in a mixed wired/wireless connectivity setting, the utility can also be configured to suit.
Once installed BridgeChecker sits as a link on your desktop and when launched places a new icon in your toolbar, right clicking on the BridgeChecker icon brings up a small menu to manage the application (password protected).
There are two modes to choose from: OneNIC which allows valid adapters to be white listed for preferential connection, or the preferred BridgeChecker mode which scans the primary link adapter and disables the secondary adapter.
In the BridgeChecker mode you specify your primary adapter and secondary adapter, then select the action to carry out which can be if the primary connection is available to automatically disable the secondary connection. If the primary connection is then disconnected the secondary connected can either be automatically enabled or left disabled.
The software is free for personal and non-commercial use, and an online user guide is available at the BridgeChecker website.
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