Saturday, July 16, 2005

Space Age Anachronisms

I just moved to a sleek, new Thinkpad T43 laptop a few days ago. Thanks to Centrino, it came equipped with a generous package of networking options built-in. On the left side of the machine are two ports -- one for Gigabit Ethernet and the other for a 56K modem. (The intervening Megabit rate is covered by my 802.11a/b/g wireless.) I'd be curious to know if any one person has used both options on the same machine.


Blogger Harsha V. Madhyastha said...

I don't think Windows supports having connections open on multiple interfaces simultaneously. It always treats one of the interfaces as the default interface. I guess this is best seen when you are on an Ethernet and a wireless network becomes active. Windows connects to the wireless network and all your connections are suddenly broken since you're now switched to the DHCP address acquired from the wireless network! I don't know why they do not support multiple active interfaces.

7/18/2005 11:36 AM  

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