Force computer to connect wired, rather than wireless
From what I can read elsewhere, this Windows 7 issue appears to be a hardy perennial.
I have a dual channel (2.4 GHz & 5 GHz) router hard-wired to my fibre broadband. That is connected to my docking station, where I dock my laptop. Elsewhere in the house, I connect my laptop by WiFi.
When docked, the laptop continues to connect by wireless, in preference to wired, and I do not seem to be able to do anything to force it to make a wired connection. Surely wired is preferred, both faster and more secure. If I disconnect the wireless connection, it soon remakes. Yes, I could disable the wireless on the router, so that wireless was not available in, or close to that room, but I don't really want to do that.
Other forums, and also Microsoft's own forum, are unanimous in saying this is easy, all you do is to change the interface metric (Connection / Properties / TCP/IPv4 / Properties / Advanced) - uncheck Automatic metric, insert low value for the connection you want to favour, and a high value (up to 9999) for the one you want to choose as less preferred. This has NO (perceptible) EFFECT whatsoever! Poster on other forums (fora?) just say "Hum, ho, this is a known shortcoming of Win 7", and mouth off about Microsoft.
Does any Lounger have any alternative suggestions, that DO work?