Choose Default Network Connection with NetConnectChoose

If you have multiple network adapters on your computer, have you ever wondered which one you are actually using to access network or internet? Unless you have a smart tool like Connectify Dispatch┬áthat combines all your network connections to boost the overall network speed, you are only using one network connection at one time. Windows seems to be smart enough knowing which one to use most of the time. For example, if you have one wired and one wireless connections, you are probably using the wired one most of the time, and don’t even have an option to switch around.

NetConnectChoose, by NirSoft, is a free portable network utility that allows you easily switch between all your network connections installed on your Windows. When started, it lists all available connections in the window to let you select which one to be the default one to use. It also displays very extensive information about these connections, including network adapter name, connection name, MAC address, TCP/IP info, data usage, etc.

NetConnectChoose

You can also save the information in HTML format, though I don’t really see a point why and what to save.

NetConnectChoose works on all Windows versions, from XP all the way to Windows 8. Both 32-bit and 64-bit editions are supported. On Windows 7 and Windows 8, it works better when running as administrator to avoid the UAC popup when changing the default connection.

And as all other NirSoft tools, you can also run NetConnectChoose as a command line to set the default network connection.

Kent Chen

Microsoft MVP, IT Professional, Developer, Geek, and the co-founder of Next of Windows.

Last updated: 08/04/2014

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