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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.
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What you want to do is called "multi-homing" and it is not supported in Win98. I have a similar scenario. I have an office network that is fairly complex in terms of settings, dns, and gateways. Then I have a home network that is completely different in setup.

The solution I found is to use a $9 shareware product called Netswitcher and which is available at www.netswitcher.com. That product allows you to set up a variety of network profiles. When you shut down your laptop, it comes to the forefront and then gives you the option for 10 seconds to change your profile. I simply click on my "home" file and when I reboot at home, I'm set. I do the reverse at the end of the evening in preparation for the next morning. I have also set up a variety of profiles for some of the hotels that I routinely visit that have high speed in-room connections.

Check it out, Symantec has a similar product but the functionality on this is great for the price.
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