How to Prioritize a Computer on a Router: A Step-by-Step Guide

Are you tired of your Windows 10 operating system taking priority over all your network connections? If you use multiple network connections concurrently, your computer may cause problems when it prioritizes the wrong connection. For example, if you want to use a USB tethering connection and prioritize it over a router Wi-Fi connection, you can use this guide to gain control over your adapter settings.

Let’s get started! First, open the start button and type in “control panel”. Next, select the “network and sharing center” option. This will provide you with a view of your network connections.

If you want to change the priority of a specific connection, right-click on the connection and select “properties”. Then, select “Internet Protocol version 4” and click on “properties” again. At the bottom of the page, you will find an “advanced” bar. Uncheck the box that says “automatic metric”.

Windows uses numbers to set the automatic priority for connections, and numbers over 15 are usually reserved for general network connections. The higher the number, the lower the priority. To prioritize the connection you want, set the “number priority” to 10. Keep in mind that the numbering scheme is significant.

After setting the priority, select “ok” and you’re done! If you ever need to go back and change anything, just click on “advanced” again and set it back to “automatic metric”. Restart your computer, and you’re good to go!

Prioritizing your network connections can help you avoid connectivity problems, especially if you have multiple connections. This guide is a quick and easy way to gain control over your adapter settings and ensure that your connection priorities are set correctly.

We hope this guide was helpful! Thank you for reading, and we wish you a hassle-free networking experience.