Don W wrote:
> When at work I have a specific IP address and DNS servers. When at home, my
> router assigns one via DHCP. In XP, there use to be an option under
> propteries of the TCP/IP protocol of the ethernet card to have an alternate
> configuration. This seems to have disappeared in Vista. Now I need to blank
> all the settings when at home and then re-enter them when at work. Is there a
> way to bring back multiple profiles for wired ethernet?
The Alternate Configuration is still there in Vista.
You can enable the Alternate Configuration feature in Vista using the
1. Click Start, right click Network and click Properties.
2. Select Manage network connections.
3. Right click your network connection and click Properties
4. From the list of network components, select Internet Protocol
(TCP/IP) and click the Properties button.
5. From the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties window select the
Alternate Configuration tab.
If you don't see the Alternate Configuration tab, set the IP for DHCP
(automatic IP/DNS assignment) first. The Alternate Configuration tab
will then appear.
If you don't like waiting for the first setting to time out when it
doesn't find a DHCP server at work (at which point it will roll over to
the static IP/DNS), then you can use a third-party multiple network
manager. Here are a few; make sure they work with Vista:
- MultiNetwork Manager
- Mobile Net Switch
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