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Multiple NICs in Windows 2000 Pro

By Big L ·
In Windows 2000 Professional, how do you setup multiple NICs in the same machine to go onto the same LAN, even the same subnet? Any help would be great.

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Multiple NICs in Windows 2000 Pro

by Sojournist In reply to Multiple NICs in Windows ...

Just put both cards in. If they are Plug-n-Play then on reboot they will be discovered and Windows will prompt you for the drivers. If it's not Plug-n-Play, follow manufacturer's instructions on installing the drivers.

Then right-click on My Network Places, go to Properties. Your cards will be shown as "Local Area Connection 1" and "Local Area Connection 2".

You can set TCP/IP configuration on the cards independently by right-clicking on the icon for one of the connections, selecting properties and double-clicking TCP/IP.

The NICs can be set to be on the same or different subnets. There are no issues or conflicts as long as they do not have the same IP address.

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