Can I have multiple profiles in Vista?

By wayne62682 ·
I have a laptop running Vista (actually it's a MacBook) that I use for home and work. At home I use DHCP, but at work I'm part of the corporate domain and use a static IP address; in both cases I'm using a wireless card and not a wired network.

Is there a way to set a separate networking profile so I don't have to manually set the domain and static IP at work and then clear them when I get home (if I keep the static IP, when I am home it won't connect to the internet)?

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Not sure how it's done on a MAC...

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to Can I have multiple profi ...

... but, you should be able to create a 2nd Network Connection which uses the same wireless card. The first connection would be left set to static IP. The second one you create would use DHCP (auto).

Then, to use them, you leave both disabled until needed. At work, you would enable the connection with the static IP and disable before you shut down. At home, you would enable the DHCP and disable before you shut down.

Sorry, I don't do MACs though, so I can't lead you through how to do it.

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If it is

by rob mekel In reply to Not sure how it's done on ...

Vista you're running on a Mac, it can be done the same way. Vista will take care of the underlaying hardware.

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