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How to change networking config for portable

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I have an HP OmniBook 3000 with a Xircom 10/100 baseT and 56K modem that is regularly moved between various networking environments. The main environemts are:
1. Main office: 100baseT behind firewall, static gateway and IP address
2. Home 10baseT: simple access to shared printers & drives
3. Home Modem to Work: behind firewall, static gateway and IP address
4. Home Modem to ISP: no firewall, dynamic IP address
To add even more fun to the mix, there are three geographical instances to #1.

My questions is: What's the best way to reliably and simply move my portable between these networking environments. I've found a simple suspend / resume often crashes / hangs. Cold restart is time-consuming.

What should I do?
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I tried to submit to this previously but it got lost in the ether, so hopefully you won't already have seen this.

I've found that suspend/resume to be a bit flakey when moving between networked/not networked stakes on a number of machines I have had.  So I've found I had to bite the cold-restart bullet, even to the extent of removing the PCMCIA network card (depending on the machine) when not networked.
With regard to your different environments, are you using 'hardware profiles'.  I've found this works just fine on my Tosh laptop (win95).
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