Create a virual lan card

Hi,

i have my machine on the domain which i use for my daily work.What i want now is a way to connect to my testing domain which is isolated from my domain.Is there a way to have a virual lan card which i can disable the main lan card and connect to my virtual lan card when ever required>this will help me not to connect the testing domain to my network.

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Sharath
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bsharathAsked:
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mailtosinghsCommented:

1. go to network connection properties
2. configure to use DHCP, which will enable getting Production network IP.
3. on the alternate configuration tab select manual IP and fill necessary detail
for screenshot
http://mailtosinghs.googlepages.com/22746924.jpg

4. save and close settings.

now when you are connected to production domain you will receive normal DHCP IP, when you connect to testing domain you will not receive any IP because there is no DHCP (as per your comments); the system will now use IP provided in alternate configuration section.
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stergiumCommented:
hello

you can setup a secondary ip (assuming that your testing domain is on another subnet)
to do that you right click the lan connection , properties, internet protocol (tcp/ip) properties , advanced, and then add the second ip that you want your computer to have.
in case you do not want this (to have access to both domains at the same time ) you can try programs like ipshifter. It can changes your ip set (ip, subnet, gateway) to whatever you define
hope it helped
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mailtosinghsCommented:
if your production LAN usages DHCP then it is very simple, you dont need to do anything while changing network cable.

go to network connection properties and in the IP configuration provide alternate configuration to use manual IP and fill necessary detail
for screenshot
http://mailtosinghs.googlepages.com/22746924.jpg

all you need to change the cable because the networks are isolated
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bsharathAuthor Commented:
Thanks a lot for the answers.When i do any of the above will these 2 domain have any link.Because i dont want these 2 domains to meet each other as they have different DHCP servers installed....
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bsharathAuthor Commented:
stergium:

With your method will the 2 domain not have any connection issues....
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mailtosinghsCommented:
If you want dynamic address in both domain, all you need is to change cable.

if you want static IP then you will have to use some IPshifter kind of tools
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bsharathAuthor Commented:
mailtosinghs

I have 1 domain which give a dhcp ip address and another that's my testing domain where a static ip has to be specified.

I have downloaded the ipshifter but a bit confused configuring it.
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bsharathAuthor Commented:
mailtosinghs


So you mean that the software is not required....
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mailtosinghsCommented:
no if the environment is exactly what I have explained
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