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Two active adapters issue

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Old 02-20-2008
James Bray
 

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Two active adapters issue
Hi,

I have two active network adapters on my Vista box - the integrated
NIC, which is connected to my router (and consequently the internet)
and a wireless NIC that is connected to a separate network that does
not (and cannot) access the internet.

The wired subnet is 192.168.2.x
The wireless subnet is 192.168.3.x

All works fine when I have both adapters connecting via DHCP for both
IP and DNS.

However, I would like the machine to have a static IP address on the
wired network. So, I edit the IPv4 properties for the wired NIC, set
the IP address to a valid static ip and manually set the DNS.

Now this works fine in isolation, but as soon as I connect the
wireless NIC to the wireless network, the wired NIC downgrades from
"Local & Internet" to "Local Only".

Why is it doing this? I simply want a static IP address for my wired
connection and a DHCP address for the wireless connection. It works
using DHCP, why on earth doesnt it work when I manually specify the
wired connection?

Any help here would be most appreciated :-)

James Bray
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Old 02-20-2008
Jack \(MVP-Networking\).
 

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Re: Two active adapters issue
Hi
Did you use a static IP that is out of the DHCP range?
E.g. if the DHCP is set to provide fro 192.168.1.1 to 192.168.1.50 the
static IP ha to be above 192.168.1.50
Make sure that the DNS is valid address that does provide DNS.
Jack (MVP-Networking).

"James Bray" <james_bray@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:5588121d-2134-4389-b160-c9963039a1bf@e25g2000prg.googlegroups.com...
> Hi,
>
> I have two active network adapters on my Vista box - the integrated
> NIC, which is connected to my router (and consequently the internet)
> and a wireless NIC that is connected to a separate network that does
> not (and cannot) access the internet.
>
> The wired subnet is 192.168.2.x
> The wireless subnet is 192.168.3.x
>
> All works fine when I have both adapters connecting via DHCP for both
> IP and DNS.
>
> However, I would like the machine to have a static IP address on the
> wired network. So, I edit the IPv4 properties for the wired NIC, set
> the IP address to a valid static ip and manually set the DNS.
>
> Now this works fine in isolation, but as soon as I connect the
> wireless NIC to the wireless network, the wired NIC downgrades from
> "Local & Internet" to "Local Only".
>
> Why is it doing this? I simply want a static IP address for my wired
> connection and a DHCP address for the wireless connection. It works
> using DHCP, why on earth doesnt it work when I manually specify the
> wired connection?
>
> Any help here would be most appreciated :-)
>
> James Bray


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Old 02-21-2008
James Bray
 

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Re: Two active adapters issue
On Feb 20, 8:49 pm, "Jack \(MVP-Networking\)."
<j...@discussiongroup.com> wrote:
> Hi
> Did you use a static IP that is out of the DHCP range?
> E.g. if the DHCP is set to provide fro 192.168.1.1 to 192.168.1.50 the
> static IP ha to be above 192.168.1.50
> Make sure that the DNS is valid address that does provide DNS.
> Jack (MVP-Networking).


No, the static IP was outside of the DHCP range. I set the DHCP range
to 50-100 and set the static IP address as 2 (i.e. 192.168.2.2).

I set the DNS to be that of my ISP, not the IP address of the gateway
(router). Is this the right thing to do, or should I set the DNS to
the gateway (i.e. 192.168.2.1)?

Cheers,

James
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