XP SP3 - multiple VLAN with a single network card

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Is it possible to have a single network card on a PC, running Win XP Sp3, connect to two different VLAN?
Where should I look in the NIC configuration to configure the tagging of packets?
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This is possible if the NIC is capable.  I do not know of any desktop NICs that are capable of doing that but the Broadcom's and Intels that I manage in my servers can do this, though I don't see why they you couldn't put a PCI 32bit version in a desktop to get the same result.

I would doubt that any standard desktop NIC will have that feature, for a less expensive or easier way out you could just use two NICs.

Hope that helps

KMC
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Hi,
Buy NIC card with 802.1q capability and you should configure the port as trunk port. Same way you must configure switch port as trunk passing the desired VLANs.

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Hi. I have a Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller on a Dell Inspiron 9300. I don't think is 802.1q capable. I needed it for managing my internal network, accessing my 2 VLAN's without reconfiguring the Switch all the time.

In the available propert1es I read only 802.1p QOS, I'll try updating the drivers.

Thanks for setting me in the right direction. I'll make sure I check the NIC of my next laptop (it's about time to change it).

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