LAN and Wi-Fi Behavior on Toshiba Kira laptop & Dynadock docking station

Challenge

We found that while connecting to docking station, the connection still appearing as Wi-Fi instead of LAN for unknown reason. It looks like the LAN is still considered low matric then Wi-Fi. Please note that Kira laptop doesn’t have a dedicated LAN port.

Solution

Play around with metric value on network connection for LAN/Wi-Fi, it didn’t work properly cause the IP address sets to dynamic not static so the value will get reset again.

Alternatively, we update the Wi-Fi drivers from Toshiba website for this particular model.  It looks the behavior is normal now.  We also asked user to keep an eye on the icon logo on the task bar (Wi-Fi and LAN).

Environment

Microsoft Windows 8.1
Toshiba Dynadock U3.0 Universal USB 3.0 Docking Station
Toshiba Kira – model PSUC1A-007005

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