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2 NIC cards, 1 for lan, 1 for wan. is that possible

I have a xp machine that has a static internet connection for a proprietary software we use. I would like to also connect this pc to the second lan which the office computers are on. I want the pc to only use the static connection for internet use and the second connection should be for the lan. Is this possible? And what would I need to configure?
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Yes, it is possible. Use ICS (Internet Connection Sharing)
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306126
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Hello,

In my opinion, you can purchase a wireless router & configure with ISP connections.
It is easy to manage for you.It is reliable, scalable & feasible.

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Tushar Kaskhedikar    
>Hello,
>
>In my opinion, you can purchase a wireless router & configure with ISP connections.
>It is easy to manage for you.It is reliable, scalable & feasible.

What good will that do exactly ? how is it anymore reliable, scalable and feasible that the current situation, and specifically how will that help the Original poster with his issue... i.e using 1 NIC for the internet connection and the other for his LAN access. I assume he already has either a gateway device (FW - Router - ISP managed device) attached to the NIC anyway, so a wireless router wouldn't change anything....
I think the answer is already provided and confirmed. Use 2 NIC:s but never more than one default gateway.

/Kvistofta
Put the static public address that is currently on the PC and assign it to the router. Then Assign a private local IP to the PC running the APP. Then use port forwarding on the router to connect the applications used services to the PC. If you want to open up all the ports you can forward using the DMZ or demiliterized zone forwarding in the router to the PC. If you do not want the other users to have internet access block port 80 for everyone else. If you have a different internet connection for the other users. Use a different default gateway for the other connection and non-APP PC's.
I agree with Kvistofta, the question has already been answered.  The best way to do it is clearly one default gateway (either with or without Static Routes as well).  Author should close this and award points.