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Configuring 2 NICs on one machine

By george ·
I have a Win2K server with a wireless NIC and a wired NIC. I use the wireless NIC to access the router and associated network of machines. I would like to use the wired NIC to connect to devices on a wired switch in the same location as the server. I can't seem to get the two to work.

Is there a way to configure the two NICs to work in conjunction with each other. The router distributes IP addresses so the Win2K machine only needs to provide access for the local wired devices connected to the network.

Any ideas?

George

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by george In reply to Configuring 2 NICs on one ...

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by Curacao_Dejavu In reply to Configuring 2 NICs on one ...

you are not clear on the setup.

what is the ip range on the wireless nic and what's the ip range on the wired nic.
those 2 nic can not be in the same range.

you have to use something like.
192.168.0.x at one end (for example wireless)
and
192.168.1.x at the other end (for example wired)
so all devices that need access to the wired network need a 192.168.1.x adress.
and all that need access to the wireless network
192.168.0.x.

since you mentioned dhcp , you need then a machine in the 192.168.1.x range to act as a dhcp server.
for the clients in that range.
If you need dhcp in the 192.168.0.x you need a machine (the router is doing that currently) in that segment to do that.
Since the w2k is that only with 2 nics and in both segment it could do dhcp service for both if you configure it properly.

Success George

Leopold

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by curlergirl In reply to Configuring 2 NICs on one ...

I think you're going about this backwards. What make/model of wireless router are you using? Most/many wireless routers have a small hub on the back for just this purpose. What you want to do is run a cable from the hub on the wireless router to your network switch for the wired machines. This will allow them to connect to the wireless router and use its DHCP server, and thereby connect to the server as well.

Hope this helps!

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by george In reply to Configuring 2 NICs on one ...

Let me clarify the setup:

I have a DLink di-624 wireless router which provides wireless access and internet routing and network switching for three machines.

I also have a win2k server located too inconveniently to run cable from it to the di-624.

I also have some other network devices I would like to connect through a switch that could hookup to the Win 2k machine.

I use a wireless NIC to access the di-624 router on the Win 2K machine. I would like to use a wired NIC to connect to devices on a wired switch in the same location as the Win 2K server. I can't seem to get the two to work.

Is there a way to configure the two NICs to work in conjunction with each other.

I know I could get a bridge and hook it up to the switch, but it would be great if I could just use the existing cards.

Any ideas?

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by Dumphrey In reply to

solve this is by purchasing a wireless AP and a small switch. But it sounds like you have the switch. Connect the AP to the switch, configure the AP to act as a bridge, and it will become a "wireless cat5" connecting your switch, and everything plugged into it, to the rest of your network. As for using your existing hardware, it could be done with a ton of hasell, as you would have to set up the server to do ICS across the wireless link, but even then, the devices on the wired network would be in a different subnet. Routing and Remote Access controls on the server are the key there. But honestly, whats the days of headache, glitches, and oddity worth to you compared to a $75 access point?

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