How does Windows XP handle multiple network connections? I'm not sure if that was worded right. I have two different means of connecting to the internet. Both are "Always on." One is wireless by means of a USB Wireless adapter, and one is via cat5 from a router connected to a cable modem. Both are about the same speed (effectively). In the past, when I connect via the cat5 to my ethernet adapter card I would unplug the USB wireless adapter. I didn't want to, you know, confuse my computer. Then I got to thinking...what if my computer were smart enough to use both connections at once. When one was jammed up it would automatically jump to the other connection. Is that a crazy dream or might it actually work that way? Should I continue to unplug to USB wireless adapter when the hardwired router is up and running? (The advantage to leaving it plugged in is that establishing the USB connection after unplugging it sometimes requires the computer to "find new hardware" and install it, then load the drivers, and on and on. I have also tried simply disabling the USB wireless adapter in network connections, but it seems like it is sometimes necessary to restart the computer to get it back. Is this a problem, or should I just be happy that I have two fairly good connections, and not bother you? -HandsOff!