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2 different TCP/IP Setup`s

Hi..

Is there a way to switch between 2 different network setups in Windows XP?
One accesses a router that requires an static ip because of a Citrix net an another uses DHCP.

Thanks.

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adamdrayerCommented:
if you right-click the network connection and go into properies.  Then click "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)" and click properties, there should be a tab that lets you specify alternate IP address information for when the primary doesn't work.  This means that you can set the IP address of the network connection to DHCP, and when there is no dhcp server present, it will default to the static addressing specified on that tab.  This only exists in XP.
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opcomAuthor Commented:
Ok, but the problem is that i need a static at work ( as a primary ) and a DHCP when i travel..
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EricIT ManagerCommented:
Do you have a docking statiON?
If so setup hardware profiles to only use the docking station NIC when docked.
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opcomAuthor Commented:
No im afraid not. A dockingstation is a little bit to heavy when I travel..
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adamdrayerCommented:
If you hardcode in an IP address, it's gonna stay there until you take it out.  That's why DHCP is normally the primary.
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EricIT ManagerCommented:
A docking station is not for travel. It is designed so when you come into your office you just plug it in, and it powers your LAptop/provies keyboard/mouse/monitor/network connectivity all with one simple step.

You could use a 3rd party solution also:
http://www.download.com/MultiNetwork-Manager/3000-2085_4-10247130.html?tag=lst-0-7

http://www.download.com/IpManager/3000-2155_4-8690620.html?tag=lst-0-10

http://www.download.com/SwitchPro/3000-2085_4-10320989.html?tag=lst-0-3
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billmercerCommented:
ecszone suggested IpManager, I can second that. It's very easy to use, and completely free.
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apostle12Commented:
IF you go into Network Connections and hit properties, there should be a tab at the top that says "alternate configuration".
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