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Binding IP addresses on the fly

By Tejota ·
I have a laptop at work that I use for my day to day operations. I also have 2 drops for it, one inside the firewall and one out. Everyday I switch back and forth for various reasons and get tire of switching from DHCP when I'm in, to static addresses when I'm out and having to reboot everytime. Is there a software that will let me make these changes on the fly? Is there a program that maybe allows me to toggle back and forth with the bindings so all I have to do is physically swap the cables? Don't bother suggesting using NAT. I'm aware of those avenues but I'm trying to come up with another solution.

Your suggestions are much appreciated.

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by key In reply to Binding IP addresses on t ...

I have not tried the following solution yet!
If your laptop has USB, you may try to use 2 USB <--> Ethernet adapters to solve the problem. One is set to be a DHCP client and another one has a static IP.
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If you can swap to Linux, the problem can be solved easily because the network configuration only need restart rather than reboot.

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by ryder007 In reply to Binding IP addresses on t ...

I believe the previous answer may work only if you set up two seperate hardware profiles as well and then change back and forth between the two of them. Good Luck.

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by mm212 In reply to Binding IP addresses on t ...

NetSwitcher software from www.netswitcher.com is a nice little program that only runs $9 per machine. You just set up a profile for each network setup and save it. With two clicks of the mouse, you can switch between the networks. Now, rebooting maystill be necessary, but the switching is painless.

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by WanabeDrSean In reply to Binding IP addresses on t ...

on a laptop with pcmcia ethernet adapters you can change your ip address stop card services and remove the card and reinsert the card after you hear the beep. this will cause the protocol to bind with the new ip address or configureation on it. somelaptops you may have to log off and back onbefore reiserting the card.

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