Multiple network configs.
Posted on 2000-05-02
Problem: I want to use my Win98 laptop to transfer work between my office LAN and my LAN at home. At work, we log onto a Novell server, and the client is installed on my laptop - no problem.
At home, i'm currently using NETBEUI, so again, no problem.
But i now want to reconfigure my LAN at home and use TCP/IP. I can either assign IP addreses to my workstations, but if i have to, i can add DHCP server to my NT4 W/S from the resource kit and have that dish them out.
I'd rather use static IP addreses, but my laptop is configured to obtain an IP address from a server, and as i understand it, the network settings are global to the machine and can't be changed in hardware profiles.
Am i right? Is there an easy way to have two different options on my laptop, i.e obtain an IP address when logging on the Novell server, and use a static IP address when logging onto my LAN at home, or should i just go ahead and install DHCP on my NT machine?
BTW, the reason i want to have TCP/IP on my home LAN is for website/ASP development and internet shaing purposes through one dial up connection.
All thoughts and views appreciated.