When it comes to connecting to the internet, most of us are familiar with the two most common options: wired connections and wireless connections. Wired connections, usually in the form of an Ethernet cable, provide a fast and reliable connection that is often preferred by businesses or those who need a constant, consistent connection. Wireless connections, usually provided by a Wi-Fi router, are the more convenient option, allowing users to connect to the internet from anywhere in their home or office.
However, there is a third option that is becoming increasingly popular: mobile broadband. Mobile broadband is a type of internet connection that uses the same technology as cell phones and other mobile devices to connect to the internet. This type of connection is becoming increasingly popular because it provides users with the convenience of being able to connect to the internet while they are on the go.
The problem is that many users find themselves in a situation where they need to connect to the internet but don’t have access to a wired connection or a Wi-Fi router. In these cases, the only option is to use mobile broadband. But what if you have both a Wi-Fi router and a mobile broadband connection? How do you decide which one to use?
This is where Windows comes in. Windows has a feature called “preferred networks” that allows you to specify which type of network connection you would like to use when connecting to the internet. By default, Windows will attempt to connect to a Wi-Fi connection first and then, if one isn’t available, it will switch to the mobile broadband connection.
If you would like to change this behavior, you can do so by going to the Network and Sharing Center in the Control Panel. From there, select the “Change adapter settings” option. This will open a window that lists all the network connections your computer has. Right-click on the one you want to use and select the “Properties” option.
In the Properties window, select the “Networking” tab and then select the “Advanced” button. From here, you can select the “Preferred networks” option and then check the box next to the connection you want to use first. Once you have made your selection, click “OK” to save your changes.
Now, whenever your computer attempts to connect to the internet, it will first try to use the connection you specified in the “Preferred networks” setting. If that connection is not available, it will automatically switch to the next available connection. This allows you to easily specify which type of connection you would like to use when connecting to the internet, whether it’s a wired connection, a Wi-Fi connection, or a mobile broadband connection.
Using the “Preferred networks” feature in Windows is an easy way to make sure that you are using the best connection available when connecting to the internet. By specifying which type of connection you would like to use first, you can ensure that you are always getting the best connection possible. This is especially useful in situations where you have both a Wi-Fi router and a mobile broadband connection and need to choose which one to use.