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Is it possible use wireless and LAN at the same time on Vista for a Windows Virtual Server 2005 network setup?

I have a laptop that is connect to my corporate LAN via cable.  I also have a wireless connection setup to a wireless router that is a completely separate network with its own ISP.  I am trying to create a virtual network using Windows Virtual Server 2005 R2 on my laptop.  I wanted to use my LAN connection as my everyday corporate work connection.  And I want to use my wireless connection just for the Virtual Network I have setup to allow those machines to the Internet throught the second ISP.  This will also keep those virtual machines from being detect on my corporate and with access to the Internet.

Everytime I enable my wireless and connect to the second IP, my LAN connection is disabled preventing me from getting to my corporate network.  Is it possible to do what i am trying to do?
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Amit BhatnagarTechnology Consultant - SecurityCommented:
"Everytime I enable my wireless and connect to the second IP, my LAN connection is disabled preventing me from getting to my corporate network". You said 'Disabled'. Do you mean the NIC get disabled or you are just not able to connect to it. Also, when you said Cable...Do you have access to network using normal Cable (LAN) and Wireless at the same time? Or do you just dial a VPN etc.

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ohmErnieAuthor Commented:
When I connect to my Wireless network, my LAN wired connection is still enabled, but it appears all traffic is routed to use the Wireless connection instead.  If I run an IPCONFIG, my Wireless connection is listed first.

I would like to be able to utilize both my LAN and Wireless adapters.  They have different subnets.  Seems like it should be do able.
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Amit BhatnagarTechnology Consultant - SecurityCommented:
It is possible but only after making certain changes in your System's Host file etc and by adding routes, but that too would not be complete fix. For e.g. incase you want to access certain Servers on your Network we can make changes in the System Host's file just to be sure we have name to IP resolution workng etc. but not for the entire Network.

What you are experiencing right now with the wireless\LAN Connection is normal and this is how TCPIP\Routing works. The main reason behind the issue that you are facing right now, are the multiple Default Gateways that have been assigned to your NICs automatically. Read this..

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/159168

Bottom line is, it is possible but their are tooooo many fixes and workarounds involved and even they may not be faultproof.
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ohmErnieAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your help.
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