TCP/IP configuration change


M

Maggie Owens

In order to access certain resources at my office, I had to change from a
dynamic to static IP address. However at home, my broadband connection does
not like this address.
Other than manually changing the configuration back and forth every day, is
there a way to set up a second network, which I could select depending on
where I am?
I'm using XP Pro, SP2.
TIA
 
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Guest

In WinXP a network card can have more than one IP address, however
(unfortunately in your case) the same card cannot have both a fixed IP and a
DHCP-obtained IP address.

If your work LAN cannot provide DHCP (and that should not really be so
difficult) then it might be better to set your home system to use fixed IPs
as well.

Either that, or you need two network-adaptors. (Go wireless on the home
system?)
 
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Malke

Maggie said:
In order to access certain resources at my office, I had to change
from a dynamic to static IP address. However at home, my broadband
connection does not like this address.
Other than manually changing the configuration back and forth every
day, is there a way to set up a second network, which I could select
depending on where I am?
I'm using XP Pro, SP2.
TIA
You can use the Alternate Configuration. Here's an article by MVP
Charlie Russel explaining that:

Managing One Windows XP-based Laptop for the Office and Home
http://tinyurl.com/cpy9q

If the Alternate Configuration doesn't work for you, then you can use a
third-party multi-network manager. Here are links to a few:

http://www.netswitcher.com - NetSwitcher
http://www.globesoft.com/mnm_home.html - MultiNetwork Manager
http://www.mobilenetswitch.com - Mobile Net Switch

Malke
 

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