How to have more than one LAN connection in the Newtork Connection

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by Wieslaw, Mar 8, 2007.

  1. Wieslaw

    Wieslaw Guest

    In one of the offices I work I need to set up a connection with “use the
    following IP addressesâ€, and in other one I use “Obtain an IP Address
    automatically.â€
    Each time I need to change setting when moving from one office to another.
    How to have them available and select the one I need?
    How two have BOTH LAN or High Speed Connection†visible in Network Connections
     
    Wieslaw, Mar 8, 2007
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  2. You could use the network adapters alternate configuration window. Go into
    the properties for TCP/IPv4 and select the Advanced -> Alternate
    Configuration tab...

    Here is the XP article that talks about this...

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/283676

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    Sooner Al [MVP], Mar 8, 2007
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  3. Wieslaw

    Wieslaw Guest

    Thanks Al.
    Does it mean that only 2 (two) LAN, wired, networks accesses can be
    configurated?
    What about three? Alos it would mean that connections are not visible in
    Networks Connections window and no way to give names to each connection...
     
    Wieslaw, Mar 8, 2007
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  4. Wieslaw

    CJM Guest

    There are various 3rd-party utilities that are freely available that manage
    the network. I don't have a name to hand - I don't use them myself.

    http://www.google.co.uk/search?num=...laptop+network+connection+manager&btnG=Search
     
    CJM, Mar 8, 2007
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  5. [/QUOTE]

    That's a bit different...

    You could look at third-partly applications like CJM noted in his/her reply.
    Netswitcher gets good reviews. I just don't know if it supports Vista yet.
    You could try running it in XP SP2 compatibility mode.

    http://www.netswitcher.com

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    Sooner Al [MVP], Mar 8, 2007
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  6. Wieslaw

    Wieslaw Guest

    Thnaks Al.
    Will try.

    But the question remains - why MS does not offer simple way to do it?A
    priori it looks so simple to be able to crerate few LAN profiles...
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    Wieslaw, France


    That's a bit different...

    You could look at third-partly applications like CJM noted in his/her reply.
    Netswitcher gets good reviews. I just don't know if it supports Vista yet.
    You could try running it in XP SP2 compatibility mode.

    http://www.netswitcher.com

    --

    Al Jarvi (MS-MVP Windows Networking)

    Please post *ALL* questions and replies to the news group for the
    mutual benefit of all of us...
    The MS-MVP Program - http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
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    rights...
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    Wieslaw, Mar 9, 2007
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