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Teaming of network cards on Windows XP running on Dell desktop

I have Dell Precision desktops that need fail over network connectivity.  I want to install a 2nd NIC in each machine that connects to a fail over switch.  In the event of the primary NIC or Switch failing the desktop fails over to the 2nd backup network connection.  Basically I need the same functionality available from servers with dual NICs configured in a "fail-over" mode.

Any ideas?
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darrenburke
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Netman66Commented:
Add the second NIC.

Add a static route to 0.0.0.0 with the default mask and this new NICs IP and give it a metric of 2.

Doing this will create a second route with a higher metric so the original connection is used until it isn't available anymore.

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darrenburkeAuthor Commented:
These are server adapters with drivers for Win2k Server.  I need something for Windows XP.
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