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Connecting to a home and an office network

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I have a laptop that travels between home and the office.  The settings for the office are:
IP: 192.168.100.8
Default Gateway: 192.168.100.254

My home network is a linksys router and all my home computers are set for auto-detect settings.  However, the ip range is 192.168.1.100 - 150 and the default gateway is 192.168.1.1

Without changing settings on either router how can i get my laptop to work with both networks?
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by:Sembee
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Which operating system is this?
Windows XP has an alternative IP address option - you could use that.
For other OS then you will need to look at a third party utility. There is something called netswitcher which can do the job for you.

Simon.
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by:justchat_1
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Yes windows xp.  Where is alternative ip located? What about the default gateway?
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Network Settings of your LAN card. Choose TCP/IP and then select Properties. You should see "Alternative Configuration".

Simon.
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by:gothicbloody
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may this help u :
Adding Additional IP Addresses to a Single Network Adapter:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q156772/
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by:justchat_1
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Because I had selected a manual setting for the ip alternate configuration did not show up.  Thank you very much
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