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Multiple LAN connection settings with one NIC in Windows 2000

Posted on 2000-03-14
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I have a laptop running windows 2000. It has one NIC. At work I need a certain TCP/IP setting. At home, I have a DSL connection, and need a different setting. I don't want to enter all the settings every time I change locations. I can't figure out how to set a second LAN connection entry, so I could switch between the two.  The only way I could figure, was to get a second NIC, configure it differently, and enable one of the NICs (and disable the other) under different hardware profiles. This can't be the best way!
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by:Lee W, MVP
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This trick SHOULD work (it does under NT and 9x)

If you have 2 PCMCIA slots, put the card in the top slot for work and the bottom slot for home/DSL.  NT and 9x treat it as a seperate card and I believe 2K will as well.  Just set the network settings for each.


You could also try a fellow expert's software - www.netswitcher.com
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Leew,
I can't use the trick - I have the Xircom 10/00 56K combo card, and it actually fills both slots.
However, I think that Netswitcher is exactly what I need. I downloaded the beta version, that works with Win2000, and will post how well it works.
As far as I am concerened, you can have the points for this question, so why don't you post your comment as an answer, so I could give you the points?
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by:Lee W, MVP
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Ok, thanks... so you know, in the future, you can click the "Accept comment as answer" button...

-Lee
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Lee W, MVP earned 800 total points
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well, here's the "answer"
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