How to use Lan cable network and Wifi on the same time

apokalypse 91 Posts Wednesday August 16, 2006Registration date January 25, 2018 Last seen - Jan 24, 2018 at 05:38 AM - Latest reply: apokalypse 91 Posts Wednesday August 16, 2006Registration date January 25, 2018 Last seen
- Jan 25, 2018 at 12:59 AM
Hello,

I explain. I am in an office, the network admin has restricted access to certain categories of websites. Access to the company's network is via Ethernet cable, hooked to the company's laptop.

While at the office I need to keep an eye on my private activities, especially Forex. I have my private laptop with me but juggling from one computer to another, it's not easy.

So here's what I want to do: use a browser on the wired network, and another on Wifi.

Is it possible ? If not, what solution can I adopt to direct a specific part of the traffic to the LAN, and another part to WIFI?

I am using Windows 10.

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Ambucias 51881 Posts Monday February 1, 2010Registration date May 26, 2018 Last seen - Jan 24, 2018 at 05:51 AM
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Hi

That's impossible, the wifi will also connect to the same server with the same restricted sites. You would also need to create a secured access with a password which your network admin would no doubt be happy to quickly provide to you.

Ask your the network admin, ask him how you can keep an eye on your private activities while in the office.

Good luck
apokalypse 91 Posts Wednesday August 16, 2006Registration date January 25, 2018 Last seen - Jan 24, 2018 at 06:23 AM
No, it's an android. Samsung Galaxy
Ambucias 51881 Posts Monday February 1, 2010Registration date May 26, 2018 Last seen > apokalypse 91 Posts Wednesday August 16, 2006Registration date January 25, 2018 Last seen - Jan 24, 2018 at 06:25 AM
Is your hotspot created?
apokalypse 91 Posts Wednesday August 16, 2006Registration date January 25, 2018 Last seen - Jan 24, 2018 at 06:29 AM
Yes, already. It's up and running.
Ambucias 51881 Posts Monday February 1, 2010Registration date May 26, 2018 Last seen - Jan 24, 2018 at 06:33 AM
Then, what's keeping you from connecting your laptop wifi to your phone's hotspot?

Must now go offline, catch you later.

P.S. Using your phone as a hotspot will not give a quality connection.
apokalypse 91 Posts Wednesday August 16, 2006Registration date January 25, 2018 Last seen - Jan 24, 2018 at 06:40 AM
I do connect it.

The thing is, when the wifi and the lan are both connected, the PC seems to direct all the traffic towards the Lan. So I unplug the cable, delete the proxy settings in the browser to have full access via wifi.

Once I'm done, I turn off wifi, hook the computer to the Lan cable, restore the proxy settings and keep on working... It's annoying.

I am looking for a way to use a separate browser (like Firefox, or Chrome, Opera) only over wifi, and keep another browser to use on LAN.
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ac3mark 9361 Posts Monday June 3, 2013Registration dateModeratorStatus May 25, 2018 Last seen - Jan 24, 2018 at 01:57 PM
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What you are asking is nearly impossible for the AVERAGE USER, so lets just say it doens't work like that. Unless you are prepared to build static routing in your LAN, then you cannot do what you are asking. Plain and simple. You are basically LOOPING your networks!
apokalypse 91 Posts Wednesday August 16, 2006Registration date January 25, 2018 Last seen > Ambucias 51881 Posts Monday February 1, 2010Registration date May 26, 2018 Last seen - Jan 24, 2018 at 04:54 PM
Nope! If it was that, then I would not have access to Facebook, Youtube, Instagram, etc. And I would not have admin privilege on my workstation. I don't have those kind of restrictions thanks to my position.

The thing is, the website I am trying to access is flagged "unknown category" by Forcepoint. The network admin argues he can not open access because of security backgrounds. (sorry for my poor english)
Ambucias 51881 Posts Monday February 1, 2010Registration date May 26, 2018 Last seen > apokalypse 91 Posts Wednesday August 16, 2006Registration date January 25, 2018 Last seen - Jan 24, 2018 at 05:14 PM
I didn't mean to offend you, you have admin privilege, sorry.

Your network admin has a good point about security. One of his main duties is to protect the company network and data and to close or patch any possible outside intrusion or other vulnerabilities. Facebook, YouTube and Instagram are safe.

P.S. Your English is not bad at all and your French must be excellent.
apokalypse 91 Posts Wednesday August 16, 2006Registration date January 25, 2018 Last seen > Ambucias 51881 Posts Monday February 1, 2010Registration date May 26, 2018 Last seen - Jan 24, 2018 at 05:32 PM
It's okay, I was not offended.

I understand his viewpoint; he cannot change my own configuration and expose the company's network to potential threats.

Thank you though... I'm thinking in French and write in English; my French is better thn my English :)

Thank you very much for your time and assistance!
Ambucias 51881 Posts Monday February 1, 2010Registration date May 26, 2018 Last seen > apokalypse 91 Posts Wednesday August 16, 2006Registration date January 25, 2018 Last seen - Jan 24, 2018 at 05:43 PM
You are most welcome. It was a pleasure to try helping you.

P.S. Is it not possible for you to monitor your financial activities (Forex) with your smart phone?
apokalypse 91 Posts Wednesday August 16, 2006Registration date January 25, 2018 Last seen > Ambucias 51881 Posts Monday February 1, 2010Registration date May 26, 2018 Last seen - Jan 25, 2018 at 12:59 AM
It is. But I find it more confortable with a computer...
Most of time I use y phone while I'm on the go
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