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Automatic Metric: Windows 7 Laptop Will Only Connect to Huawei E5372 on UK Three Network, OR the Wired Home Network
Windows 8 Computers Work Fine Though!
Problem link is shown in red
Automatic Metric is the place to be!
I have two networks essentially:
The “normal” wired network (gigabyte ethernet) that links all computers and printers through the Cisco Router.
The temporary mobile network that allows the PCs to connect to the internet while we are in temporary accommodation. It’s a Huawei E5372.
After setting up WiFi on the PCs, access to the Ethernet network disappeared – but only for the Windows 7 computer!!!
This meant that file transfers, backup etc between the machines, ceased, as well as access to the wired printer. The printer worked fine when connected through its USB connection. It has no WiFi.
In the same way, disconnecting the wireless enabled connectivity to the wired home network (Ethernet).
I searched and many forums had similar “fixes”, none of which worked. e.g.
Remove IPv6 leaving just IPv4 on the network adapters.
Remove network devices completely and re-install.
Try new or updated drivers.
Reboot each time.
However, two very small items appeared and worked for me!! They are network settings, deeply buried and that I’ve never set before.
It’s the same in both Win 7 & 8. Maybe even Vista, but as we know, Vista Means Death. I did two places that got the Win7 machine to connect to the web through the Mobile WiFi dongle and to the home, wired and routed, network.
Adapters and Bindings
So Adapters and Bindings…
Network Adapters And Bindings (as seen in Win8)
Network and Sharing Center
Change Adapter Settings
Advanced on the menu. (Alt+N)
Adapters and Bindings tab
Set WiFi at the top
Oh Woe Is Me Again!
At this point, connectivity was still not restored, but it was an interesting setting, totally hidden in Win8!
And Automatic Metric…
This is the killer setting that worked!!! You need to do this twice:
once for the Wireless network adapter
and again for the wired Ethernet adapter
Network and Sharing Center
Network Adapter Wireless (Win 7)
Click the first adapter, the one I need windows to use first. i.e. The Wireless adapter.
Scroll down to “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and select it.
Uncheck Automatic Metric and put a low number (say 1) in the “Interface Metric” box
Click OK to save the settings changes.
Now do the second, Ethernet adapter. Follow the previous method. However, this time,
Network Adapter Ethernet (Win 7)
Uncheck Automatic Metric and put a high number (say 5000) in the “Interface Metric” box
Click OK to save the settings changes.
One commenter on the forum I saw (link to be done) said that just setting the order to 1,2,3 etc wasn’t sufficient. Setting a large gap between interface metrics did the trick, which is what I did.
What Is Automatic/Interface Metric?
Well, you can do this search, or probably the best answer comes from Microsoft, here.
It sets the priority of network interface access, lowest number first, on an individual machine.
In my case, weirdly, the Windows 8 machines had no difficulty. The single Windows 7 laptop fell over and caused me immense hair loss until I stumbled across the settings which I have never, ever touched in 17 years of computing and the web!
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Lynch Mob Witch-hunt in Britain
The lowest common denominator mentality is alive and well in Glorious Britain. “Most people” (according to a man-in-the-street soundbite on the BBC News yesterday, so it must be true) now think benefit scroungers are the ruin of the nation and treated like dogs. Truly – the news article used this man to justify the April 1st cuts.
Also, at the last count, over 58,000 would be quite happy for the couple in this screenshot to be strung up, bashed to death in prison, hung drawn and quartered, dumped in the streets of Derby – you get the idea.
Deeply Disturbing Doubts
But this looks really bad to me.
Q. Oh! How so? You saw the telly last night, didn’t you?
Well actually, that’s part of the point.
How is it that just a few hours after the three convictions for parents Mick and Mairead Philpott, and their friend Paul Mosley, how is it that three main TV channels are running in-depth full length investigations into the three and the deaths?
How is it they all have recorded interviews with witnesses and others that knew the threesome?
How is it that the police, weeks ago, released secretly recorded audio of the threesome while the trial was in progress?
How is it that the Daily Mail ties the child deaths and lifestyles of the threesome to the benefit scrounging ethos of the recently introduced welfare cuts?
I’ve Seen It All Before
The media hysteria and manipulation of facts we’ve all seen before. How do the 58k Facebook lynch mob so easily forget this?
Daily Mail Headline Change After Vile Benefits Murder Comments Backlash
Like the cowards that the Daily Mail is, it punches up nasty headlines to get the sales, gets a backlash, then can’t stand by its own words – so changes them. Here’s how:
Initial Headline and URL
DM Initial Welfare Headline
The URL for this page is https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2303120/Mick-Philpott-vile-product-Welfare-UK-Derby-man-bred-17-babies-milk-benefits-GUILTY-killing-six.html- but just try clicking it!
You’ll find that you are redirected to a wholly different page, similarly designed but with a different headline. Click Here to try. The original page that you should go to is on the right.
Redirected page with New Headline
DM Redirected Welfare Headline
If you clicked the link you’ll be taken here, https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2303120/Mick-Philpott-Judge-hears-good-father-awaits-sentencing-killing-SIX-children-house-blaze.html which looks like this image on the left.
But let’s thank goodness that Facebook wasn’t around in 2002 so that dishy doll psychos like Michelle Keegan couldn’t spill their vile venom under the disguise of public comment. She now has a more recent one saying “This cunt needs hanging share if you agree”
Obviously. I’m a Buddhist.
Also obviously, the man as presented and as I see him, and the others likewise, are the pits. But this does not deserve a witch hunt with thousands up and down the country baying for their private parts to be burnt in oil. Those doing so should better beware.
Faulty Convictions Abound
Because British justice has a long running habit of throwing curved balls. For the last few decades we’ve seen a continuous stream of high profile murders and atrocities, where;
Philpott et al certainly appear as scum, guilty of the deaths of their children.
But give it time. The spotlight glare into which the case has been placed coupled to the hysterical benefit-loaded media commentary give good grounds for a flawed judicial process.
At the time of Timothy Evans conviction, a similar media frenzy was in place.
Similarly for the Birmingham Pub (not) Bombers
and Judith Ward the M62 (not) bomber
All of these (and more) have had long drawn out media frenzies where the hang ’em and flog ’em brigade appeared, just as now, like a syphilis from the sewers of unclean thoughts. They should be better than that, better than a killer.
Folks should learn from history. Getting hot and bothered now will not resurrect the dead children.