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Win XP with 2 NICs and 2 networks

By mariella ·
We run Windows XP Pro and we want to be able to configure the machine to work on 2 different networks to run different applications from each. We installed a second network card, but we have not been able to figure this one out. Any suggestions?

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Win XP with 2 NICs and 2 networks

by CG IT In reply to Win XP with 2 NICs and 2 ...

Questions: are the two different networks subnets on the LAN? & in running different applications for each is this simultaneously or seperately?

A possible solution without having to use two NICs is create a new connection in Network Connections much the same as creating a VPN connection. The client computer would be connected to one network and to connect to the other use the connection created in Network Connections. I use this approach on a test bed mini network with one computer seperated from the testbed network. That computer, which is connected to the router which the test bed network is connected to accesses the test bed network via a VPN connection. It works here. May not be an answer to your problem but worth a shot.

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Win XP with 2 NICs and 2 networks

by nigelsky In reply to Win XP with 2 NICs and 2 ...

From network connections,right click TCP/IP properties, assign each card with a static address and subnet mask,that matches the address on each network (i assume you have TCP/IP running on both networks)and enable file and print sharing,
from a command prompt type :route print
:route add
to add the card address to the routing table

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