It makes good sense to designate your default Internet connection in Windows Vista. Your computer uses the default connection any time you click a link to an online location or open your browser. This is great for establishing a level of security for your home computer network.

Regardless of your default connection, you can still manually open any connection by opening the Network Connections window, right-clicking any connection, and choosing Connect.


Choose Start→Network and click the Network and Sharing Center link.

The Network and Sharing Center provides links for a wide range of network features.


Click the Manage Network Connections link.

The Manage Network Connections window shows a list of each type of Internet connection that has been configured on your computer, broken down by type.


Right-click the connection you want as default and then choose Set as Default Connection.

The number (1) appears in parentheses by the connection name.