Solved

How to change networking config for portable

Posted on 1998-04-16
1
132 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-16
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?
0
Comment
Question by:lundeby
1 Comment
 
LVL 3

Accepted Solution

by:
MorFF earned 100 total points
ID: 1755523
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).
0

Featured Post

Does Powershell have you tied up in knots?

Managing Active Directory does not always have to be complicated.  If you are spending more time trying instead of doing, then it's time to look at something else. For nearly 20 years, AD admins around the world have used one tool for day-to-day AD management: Hyena. Discover why

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Storage devices are generally used to save the data or sometime transfer the data from one computer system to another system. However, sometimes user accidentally erased their important data from the Storage devices. Users have to know how data reco…
In this article, I will show you HOW TO: Perform a Physical to Virtual (P2V) Conversion the easy way from a computer backup (image).
The viewer will learn how to successfully create a multiboot device using the SARDU utility on Windows 7. Start the SARDU utility: Change the image directory to wherever you store your ISOs, this will prevent you from having 2 copies of an ISO wit…
Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.

777 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question