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Caddyman
07-10-2005, 01:52 AM
I have a dell inspiron laptop running winxp. When I take the laptop home a
connect it to my cable modem, I am assigned an ip address by DHCP. However,
at work I have been given a static ip address. So, every time I go from place
to place, I must change the network information. Is there any way that I can
set up two local area connections and just enable the one that I am using at
that time? Any help would be appriciated.

Chuck
07-10-2005, 01:52 AM
On Wed, 18 May 2005 13:11:05 -0700, "Caddyman"
<Caddyman@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>I have a dell inspiron laptop running winxp. When I take the laptop home a
>connect it to my cable modem, I am assigned an ip address by DHCP. However,
>at work I have been given a static ip address. So, every time I go from place
>to place, I must change the network information. Is there any way that I can
>set up two local area connections and just enable the one that I am using at
>that time? Any help would be appriciated.

Under TCP/IP - Properties, you have 2 tabs - General, and Alternate. If you use
DHCP for home in the General tab, and enter the static address settings from
work in the Alternate tab, you should be taken care of. Any time you connect to
the network, the computer will try to contact a DHCP server, per the General
tab. If a DHCP server is not available, it will use the Alternate settings.

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