Two network cards, software conflicting
Posted on 2006-03-27
Hi. I have a PC that is a client to our POS Server. On this PC it has an integrated NIC and I added an external NIC. The internal/integrated NIC is on the IP Scheme of the POS Server. It also has a mapped drive for a program that resides on the POS Server. The other NIC is used to get access to our Backend network which is on another IP Schema. Both IP ranges and subnets are different.
The problem is that when you first log in, it wants to connect mapped drives to the POS Server. This will let the program run that we need to do price changes. THe problem is that if both NICs are enabled, the program will not run. We have to disable the second NIC (to the backend network) to get the other one to work properly.
I checked IRQ conflicts. Each says they are on different IRQ's. So if I have the network NIC disabled when logging in, the program will o pen. Then I am able to enable the backend Network NIC to get internet access. The issue is that if both are enabled it will conflict.
Any suggestions on this. Ive stacked the NICs so that the NIC running the program through the mapped drive to the POS server is on top.
But nethertheless, no success in both of them working.