One LapTop two locations



Mark Flynn
07-10-2005, 01:52 AM
This laptop is used at two locations. Both location uses different IP
addresses for their networks. And both locations has an available Cat5 wire
to plug into the laptop, to access the network (no WiFi).
Isn't there a way to configure Win XP Pro to be able to access several
discreet networks? Without having to key in the IP/subnet/gateway etc. for
each location, each time you visit that location?
Thanks, Mark Flynn

Sean Rima
07-10-2005, 01:52 AM
Mark Flynn presented the following explanation :
> This laptop is used at two locations. Both location uses different IP
> addresses for their networks. And both locations has an available Cat5 wire
> to plug into the laptop, to access the network (no WiFi).
> Isn't there a way to configure Win XP Pro to be able to access several
> discreet networks? Without having to key in the IP/subnet/gateway etc. for
> each location, each time you visit that location?
> Thanks, Mark Flynn

I use an application called switcher which does this. You can set as
many locations as you want. Url is
http://www.mayabase.nl/index.php?PageID=22

Sean

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Galen
07-10-2005, 01:52 AM
In news:uoHCA0dWFHA.584@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl,
Mark Flynn <flynn@NoSpam.uci.net> had this to say:

My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:

> This laptop is used at two locations. Both location uses different IP
> addresses for their networks. And both locations has an available
> Cat5 wire to plug into the laptop, to access the network (no WiFi).
> Isn't there a way to configure Win XP Pro to be able to access several
> discreet networks? Without having to key in the IP/subnet/gateway
> etc. for each location, each time you visit that location?
> Thanks, Mark Flynn

This would likely be what you're looking for:

Automatic Configuration for Multiple Networks:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/learnmore/tips/autoconfig.mspx

Galen
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"And that recommendation, with the exaggerated estimate of my ability
with which he prefaced it, was, if you will believe me, Watson, the
very first thing which ever made me feel that a profession might be
made out of what had up to that time been the merest hobby."

Sherlock Holmes

Mark Flynn
07-10-2005, 01:52 AM
Hi Sean:
Thanks for your prompt reply. I appreciate, and value, your time and
expertise.
Best regards, Mark Flynn
"Sean Rima" <thecivvie@gmail.com.invalid> wrote in message
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> Mark Flynn presented the following explanation :
> > This laptop is used at two locations. Both location uses different IP
> > addresses for their networks. And both locations has an available Cat5
wire
> > to plug into the laptop, to access the network (no WiFi).
> > Isn't there a way to configure Win XP Pro to be able to access several
> > discreet networks? Without having to key in the IP/subnet/gateway etc.
for
> > each location, each time you visit that location?
> > Thanks, Mark Flynn
>
> I use an application called switcher which does this. You can set as
> many locations as you want. Url is
> http://www.mayabase.nl/index.php?PageID=22
>
> Sean
>
> --
> Sean Rima
> ICQ: 679813 PalTalk: thecivvie
>

Mark Flynn
07-10-2005, 01:52 AM
Hi Galen:
Thanks for your prompt reply. I appreciate, and value, your time and
expertise.
This is what I'm looking for, but somehow I could not find this document
with my KB search.
Best regards, Mark Flynn

"Galen" <galennews@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> In news:uoHCA0dWFHA.584@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl,
> Mark Flynn <flynn@NoSpam.uci.net> had this to say:
>
> My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:
>
> > This laptop is used at two locations. Both location uses different IP
> > addresses for their networks. And both locations has an available
> > Cat5 wire to plug into the laptop, to access the network (no WiFi).
> > Isn't there a way to configure Win XP Pro to be able to access several
> > discreet networks? Without having to key in the IP/subnet/gateway
> > etc. for each location, each time you visit that location?
> > Thanks, Mark Flynn
>
> This would likely be what you're looking for:
>
> Automatic Configuration for Multiple Networks:
>
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/learnmore/tips/autoconfig.mspx
>
> Galen
> --
>
> "And that recommendation, with the exaggerated estimate of my ability
> with which he prefaced it, was, if you will believe me, Watson, the
> very first thing which ever made me feel that a profession might be
> made out of what had up to that time been the merest hobby."
>
> Sherlock Holmes
>
>

Galen
07-10-2005, 01:52 AM
In news:%23QOwn5iWFHA.2420@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl,
Mark Flynn <flynn@NoSpam.uci.net> had this to say:

My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:

> Hi Galen:
> Thanks for your prompt reply. I appreciate, and value, your time and
> expertise.
> This is what I'm looking for, but somehow I could not find this
> document with my KB search.
> Best regards, Mark Flynn

On the laptop that I happened to have networked when I saw this post I had
one set for ICS on this connection and the other set for broadband direct
connections. It was a bit trickier than it probably seems but it works well
enough for me. Anyhow, as I'd been playing with it for the past few days I
figured that was what you were looking for.

Galen
--

"And that recommendation, with the exaggerated estimate of my ability
with which he prefaced it, was, if you will believe me, Watson, the
very first thing which ever made me feel that a profession might be
made out of what had up to that time been the merest hobby."

Sherlock Holmes

Sean Rima
07-10-2005, 01:52 AM
Mark Flynn submitted this idea :
> Hi Sean:
> Thanks for your prompt reply. I appreciate, and value, your time and
> expertise.

I only came across it recently, seems to be excellent. I use it witgh
my wifi but I do have to setup the wifi as well manually but that is no
pain as I have just changed my own local network to a AP.

Sean

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Sean Rima
ICQ: 679813 PalTalk: thecivvie


One LapTop two locations