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Windows "IP Switcher" utility?

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Windows "IP Switcher" utility?

cpguru21
Does anyone have a recommendation for a utility to switch IP's in windows without going in to adapter properties every time?

One of the things I really like about Apple OS is the ability to set up and change to a new network profile easily.

Maybe this is a feature in windows 7 which I overlooked?

Thanks for any thoughts!

~Windows 7 64bit

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cpguru21
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wanted to add that I used one I found online that seemed to work ok however it had some glitches and was made for winXP. I see there are a few different utilities out there, but when I went to download one from Maxidix, there was a warning at the top of the page:
"McAfee SiteAdvisor warning
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which prompted me to look to professionals here and see if anyone had a recommendation on a tool they use. Thanks.

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-gargravarr-
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What's wrong with using DHCP, that's what its there for.

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cpguru21
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-1 for an un-helpful post. I have 7 networks all are static. It is set up this way for a reason. Thanks though. I may move to DHCP in the future but for now its staying the same.

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Sue T
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computers a few years ago I exported the reg file to the desktop, then went into adapter properties and enter the other IP, etc. I needed and then exported that reg file to the desktop and then I only had to double click on the reg file with the IP address they needed and they were good to go. I have never checked into this but what about using Alternative Configuration in adapter properties?

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cpguru21
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I gave you a +1, not sure why someone -1 it. This sounds like it may accomplish what I am looking for but more combersome. I will look into netsh options in the suggestion below.

Thanks for taking the time to post!

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kadam
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And don't forget your old command-line scripting skills. Yes, Windows can do what you want.

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cpguru21
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Thanks kadam. I will educate myself on netsh and how it can help me with this. I appreciate your time!

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butkus
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You may have a setting in your wireless to "not try" any other wireless access points. That can be changed.

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cpguru21
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I am not sure what that means and assume its because my question is unclear. I am sorry for lack of clarity.

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cpguru21
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I have multiple networks (7) I need to switch between when on the go. Some of these networks are just hardwired. All are static, none using DHCP. At this time I am not looking to change this.

In the breif search on netsh, it looks like this will work nicely.

Thanks all!! I am still looking for other options if anyone uses a GUI utility.

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looks like this program may do the trick
Free IP Switcher v2.2
works on most MS systems.
good luck.
you can find the sw on http://www.softpedia.com/get/PORTABLE-SOFTWARE/Network/Portable-Free-IP-Switcher.shtml

cheers