An unexpected slowdown issue had me baffled a not too long ago with timeouts to online services, web surfing, network access – generally everything had delays in starting / connecting. For the life of me, I couldn’t figure out why.
Then it struck me. I was using Windows 8 Hyper-V feature for some screencasts here on the blog as well as impromptu demos and I had created various INTERNAL and PRIVATE networks in order to isolate my VMGuests from the production network. By doing the newer INTERNAL networks – I had created new network adapters on my corporate client machine which screwed up my binding order!
A quick swipe to the start screen and typing of “binding” didn’t turn up anything in the search. I then remembered the GUI way of surfacing the binding order configuration tool.
- Just open your Network and Sharing Center.
- Press an ALTkey on your keyboard to show the menu bar.
- Click on the Advancedmenu
- choose Advanced Settingsoption
- Adjust your binding order for your NICs to ensure your primary CORP ones are at the TOP