Static and DHCP IP addresses with the same NIC needed
Posted on 2004-10-20
I'm trying to setup 2 hardware profiles on a laptop for a user within Windows 2000 Professional.
The profiles are set to be chosen when Windows starts.
I set one to a static IP for the office and one for DHCP for home.
When he choses the Home profile the profile will not accept the DHCP setup.
When he choses the Office profile in the office he can connect to the network fine as expected.
The Home setup remains with the static IP address even though I set it up with DHCP.
It seems that which ever setup is created last is the settings for Windows.
In other words if I setup the Office profile and make the NIC static the Home profile takes on its setup.
If I setup the Home profile as DHCP the Office profile takes the DHCP setup.
Is there a way around this?
I want to setup two different profiles, one with a Static IP and one with DHCP.
There is a docking station and I tried various settings for its use but it does not help.
There is a router and I am trying to avoid changing the IP address range and subnet so changing the settings there is out of the question.