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General question:

If I have a computer with 2 NIC's which are using DHCP and are not teamed, how does the system know which one to use for network traffic?
doctorbillTechAsked:
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JustInCaseCommented:
Microsoft did not gave many details about this (at least I did not found much :( )

How multiple adapters on the same network are expected to behave
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doctorbillTechAuthor Commented:
What about a Buffalo terastation with 2  NIC's ?
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Kanti PrasadCommented:
Hi

If they are not teamed each system will get 2 IP address and 2 NIC.

Try the below before teaming and after teaming
 
RESOLVE-DNSNAME  yourdomain
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
There was extra text at the end of your link.  This should work better: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/175767

If you have two NICs and both have a default gateway defined, the operation is unpredictable.  I have tried it and it doesn't work well.  I have computers with up to 3 NICs (usually one is wireless) and there are some things that can make them work.  Number one is to have them on different network segments and manually set the 'metric' so that one is the preferred NIC.  That one must have a 'default gateway' to get to the internet so that can be assigned by DHCP.  I usually set my preferred network with a fixed IP address and not DHCP.  Note that a wired connection will usually take precedence over a wireless connection.  Usually.. but not always.
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JustInCaseCommented:
Thanks Dave, I corrected something and ...
 :)
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
You need to get the docs for that machine.  This page http://www.buffalotech.com/resource-center/nas-system/terastation-nas-system has more info under ADVANCED NETWORKING.
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doctorbillTechAuthor Commented:
Food for thought
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
Thanks for the points.  I believe you'll find that the features they mention in that page require special software that is not available in 'standard' Windows networking.
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