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Two Ip addresses on the same Win95

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I have two IP permanent connection. Consequently I got two Ip adresses, two default GTWs, two DNSes and so on.
I also got two TCP/IP stacks under the Network icon of control panel which, for some obscure reasons share the same DNS configuration.
I can change the Ip addresses independently, but every time I change the DNS and the PC name on one TCP/IP stack, the changes are visible oin the other one.
Why do they have to share the same DNS servers list??

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Claudio
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by:claudio_catania
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by:jag
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I'm not sure if this will help... But depending on how you are connected to the internet, there may be some way to disable DNS internally to windows, and enable it separately on your two network adapters or however you are connected, sort of like you can with dialup. If you right click on the network neihborhood icon and go to properties, and select on of your tcp/ip bindings and go to properties on that, does any of the tabs allow you to enable and specify the DNS address separately from windows' DNS address?

Just a thought

Justin
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by:claudio_catania
ID: 1750331
MMMHH if i right click on Network Neighbourhood and go to properties i get what i get from Control panel/network.

Changing DNS in one of the Two TCP/Ip stack will automatically change DNS in the other one.

What is the windows DNS address. Do you mean that there is a DNS which can be set internally and separately from Control panel/Network?   Looks strange to me...

Claudio
 
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by:jag
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Hmmm... Perhaps this only works with dialup networking. I can specify separate DNS addresses with DSN disabled for my tcp/ip->dialup adapter in the network control panel.

I'm curious though... does it really matter that you can't do this. You can still have both DNS addresses in the control panel, does it matter which one it uses first. If an address cannot be resolved in the first, it will look in the second.

The only time when this sucks is when you are running tcp/ip on a local network with DNS enabled, and you are dialing up the internet and need DNS there too. For some reason windows cannot figure out how to use the DNS of the dialup when it is active.

Justin
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sorry, W95 doesnt support independant configurations of the NIC´s.. go with Win NT if you want this functionality.
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by:smeebud
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Wrong answer j2, i have two as we speak.
claudio_catania, in control panel "DNS Configuration tab" check the disable DNS. Reboot and put all your information for your servers in the regular Dail-up Networking.
I don't mean to undermind you j2, but like I said. Me and several friends of mine have two ISP's and that's the way we do it. Nothing fancy about it.
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by:j2
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smeebud: sure... but this was 2 NIC´s not DUN´s
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by:claudio_catania
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Yes both of them are permanent connections, not Dial-up ones.
Some of the values are independent (IP addresses, GTWS) others , like DNS aren't.

I had this problem pecause I was looking for a software profile.
The original problem was. Using the same NIC (same Lan card) wioth two hardware profiles. Anytime the machine is booted, the user would be asked which hardware profile to use. That choice would be different only in the TCP/IP configurations. Apparently that is impossible. I solved that problem using two NICs (infrared and lan card) and two "indipendent TCP/IP attached to them.

Thanks
Claudio
   
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by:j2
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you know, there is a program called "netswitcher" that allows you to choose net config under windows95, do a search for it.
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