USB Dongle Bridging with Static IP Wireless connection XP

My Computer is connected to wireless router which is connected to switch through which I'm accessing other computers.

Whenever I connect my USB dongle to access internet, my wireless network disconnected but I'm still connected to router!!.
Here I'm limited to use only one network at a time.

I tried Network Bridging, still same (Any advanced setting need to be changed??)

Tried ICS ( ICS should not use this feature in an existing network with Windows 2000 Server domain controllers, DNS servers, gateways, DHCP servers, or systems configured for static IP addresses )

I would be greatly appreciate who can help in solving this issue.


OS: Windows XP
Your problem is likely the "Metric".  I'm doing this from memory as I don't have an XP machine here so it may be a bit different but....  
 Go to your Network Control panel.  There should be an entry for your USB dongle and one for the wireless.  For each one of these, right-click on them and select "Properties".  In the window, scroll down if necessary and double-click on TCP/IP.  On the next window, click "Advanced".  There should be a box there that is usually checked that says "Automatic Metric".  What you need to do is un-check that checkbox and enter a number in the "Interface Metric" field.  Put a different number for your USB dongle interface and for your Wireless interface (e.g.  5  and 10 ).  The smaller of the two numbers will be the adapter that will be used for the internet...  so if I read your post correctly, the USB dongle should have the lower number.

As your USB dongle is probably the slower connection, it probably defaults to a higher metric and therefore is not selected when using default metrics.

"An explanation of the Automatic Metric feature for Internet Protocol routes"
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Good Luck,

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Last updated March 26, 2018 Views 1,515 Applies to: