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How to create two connections with one NIC card?

By egsreevaseg ·
Does anyone can help me in creating two different network connections with one NIC card. I just want only one network to be active at a time.

I have two different networks for which i need to keep changing my laptops ip to connect. So i need a permanent solution. I prefer to create two diff connections(if possible)and one active at a time.

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Two Connection

by 3xp3rt In reply to How to create two connect ...

It?s simple. Just go to ?Network Connections? and click on ?Create a new connection?.
After this go to the new connection properties and do the necessary changes. After this you can chose the desired connection from ?Network Connections? making right click on connection what you want to use, and select ?Connect? .

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No not that simple

by egsreevaseg In reply to Two Connection

It did not work...When i tried to create a new connection it detected the same NIC connection and enabled it..It never allowed me to create two connections for a NIC card.

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different network = different domain?

by tech06 In reply to How to create two connect ...

when you said you have 2 networks, does it mean you have 2 domains you need to connect to? If so, you can join the pc to each domain using the Network ID (right-click My Computer - Properties - Computer Name). That way you can choose which domain (network)to use at each logon.

Hope this helps.

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what brand is your laptop?

by rommel_abaya In reply to different network = diffe ...

if it's an IBM, it should have the IBM Access Connections application. I use this a lot since I'm mostly in 3 different places a week. I just use the Fn+F5 key and I get to select the location profile I wish to apply. No reboot needed.

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Need more info!

by IT cowgirl In reply to How to create two connect ...

If joining a different domain each time, that is going to be more difficult.

However, if you only need to set up two separate IPs and are using W2K or XP, then it is simple. First you must have admion privileges or be able to login as admin.

Go to your network settings where the IP is set and there is another tab for alternative settings. Add the settings for the second IP address and save. The the OS does the work for you. Note: that if both locations are setup for DHCP, then you should have no need to do this. If neither is set for DHCP , or one is while the other is not, then this should work.

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Check!

by ram0071989 In reply to Need more info!

I had read this method of yours given above but i didnt find any option such as ALTERNATIVE tab. I have windows XP with service pack 2. And one ethernet lan card installed. Even i wanted a way to setup two connections with different ip adresses and one of the connections having a DNS server address. Someone Please help me out.

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Check!

by ram0071989 In reply to Need more info!

I had read this method of yours given above but i didnt find any option such as ALTERNATIVE tab. I have windows XP with service pack 2. And one ethernet lan card installed. Even i wanted a way to setup two connections with different ip adresses and one of the connections having a DNS server address. Someone Please help me out.

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Step -by-Step instructions for WinXP

by IT cowgirl In reply to How to create two connect ...

STEP 1
Start/Settings/Network Settings or
Start/Settings/Control Panel/Network Settings

STEP 2
Right Click ?Local Area Connection? and choose properties or
Double Click ?Local Area Connection? and click ?Properties? button

STEP 3
Click ?Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)? to highlight and then click the ?properties? button

STEP 4
If one address is provided by DHCP, on the General Tab, click the radio button for ?Obtain an IP address automatically? or
If neither IP address is provided by DHCP, on the General Tab, click the radio button for ?Use the following IP address? and complete the ?IP address? ?Subnet mask? and ?Default gateway? information for one location. Also click the radio button for ?Use the following DNS server addresses? and complete the ?Preferred DNS Server? and ?Alternate DNS Server? information if required by that network.

STEP 5
On the ?Alternate Configuration? tab, click the radio button for ?User configured? and complete the ?IP address? ?Subnet mask? and ?Default gateway? information for the other location. Also complete the ?Preferred DNS Server? and ?Alternate DNS Server? along with the complete the ?Preferred WINS Server? and ?Alternate WINS Server? information if required by that network.

STEP 6
Click ?OK? to save the new settings. Then click ?close? to close the Network Settings box and close the Network Connections box.

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Thanks for all your Support

by egsreevaseg In reply to Step -by-Step instruction ...

Thanks to all for your support.

Diana you answered my question i guess. I need some time to check it out.
My requirement was to add multiple IP addresses which belong to different classes. Say Class A and Class C. I use only one domain, so that is not a problem. All i need is the computer to detect the correct DNS automatically and i should be able to connect to internet without changing my IP each time. But the problem here is that IP addresses and DNS belong to different classes as i mentioned earlier. But i hope with the detailed procedure you gave, it should work now.

Once again Thanks for the support

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