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Laptop logging into 2 different Lans

By Cindy - Extraordinary Brat ·
One of my users has a laptop that he brings back and forth between 2 separate Lans. I added 2 gateways, but he still has to change the IP address each time he moves. Can I put in 2 identical protocols with different IP addresses or is there another way?

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by tmaclennan In reply to Laptop logging into 2 dif ...

The obvious answer would be to use DHCP, on each LAN, but I suppose if you had that set up you wouldn't be asking.

What operating system are you using?

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by mphoffar In reply to Laptop logging into 2 dif ...

You can only do that under NT, and in my experience, I've never got a whole lot of love out of the network by configuring two IPs that way. This guy will probobly savve a lot of headaches by just getting aonther NIC and configuring that for the second LAN.

There are utilities that can allow you change IPs on the fly like what you're saying, however, I'm drawing a blank on any of their names. Hopefully someone will post they use

Good luck to you

Mark

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by mmdkj.family In reply to Laptop logging into 2 dif ...

Just put the IP Address in auto on the Laptop and it should work on both LANs.

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by McKayTech In reply to Laptop logging into 2 dif ...

The best answer in my experience is a utility called netswitcher (www.netswitcher.com). It's a very reasonably priced shareware utility that lets you choose the network settings for the network to which you're attaching.

Hope this helps...

paul

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I checked out netswitcher but found something even better. Symantec Mobile Shareware (trial ware they call it).
Thanks,
I forget to look for utilities out there.
Cindy

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