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CONNECT NOTEBOOK TO DIFFERENT NETWORKS

By stksbs ·
I have a notebook computer with Windows ME and a docking station. The docking station has a NIC and the notebook has a NIC. When I am docked, I want to connect my notebook to a peer-to-peer network. When I am undocked, I want to connect my notebook to a Windows NT network. I have installed windows for networking. I have different workgroup names for the peer-to-peer and the NT workgroups. I cannot establish a different workgroup for the docked and undocked profile and the NT logon screen appears both when I am docked and undocked. Can anyone help.
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by mrriddles In reply to CONNECT NOTEBOOK TO DIFFE ...

When you log onto your undocked profile, check in the Device Manager to make sure that the docking stations NIC card is no longer active. If it is, disable it from the undocked profile.

I'm not sure if it will do the trick, but it may be worth atry.

Greg Yeaton

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by stksbs In reply to CONNECT NOTEBOOK TO DIFFE ...

The undocked laptop already does not show the docking station NIC. The problem seems to be with the client for microsoft networks and the network identification workgroup. I cannot configure client for microsoft networks for an NT network and a peer-to-peer.
And it will not retain two different workgroup settings under the identification tab.
Thanks anyway.
Thanks anyway.

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by racer500x In reply to CONNECT NOTEBOOK TO DIFFE ...

Check out a program called Netswitcher that we have used in the past on laptops. It's a $9.00 shareware program.

http://www.netswitcher.com/

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by stksbs In reply to CONNECT NOTEBOOK TO DIFFE ...

I noticed that this program was available when I was searching the internet for resolutions. But wasn't sure how well the program worked. Thanks for the recommendation. I am now able to connect to both networks! However, I loose my mapped drives.Any suggestions? If so, pleae email me at stksbs@megavision.com. Thanks

Thanks Much,
Sharon Karmann

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by ZaphodTwin In reply to CONNECT NOTEBOOK TO DIFFE ...

I think you have just use different user profile for docked & undocked state:
1) in docked state tick in "Start\Control Panel\Network\Network ID\Features\Is a member..." to 'WorkGroup' radio button;
2) in undocked state - vice versa press 'Domain'radio button.

I think it will be enough.

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