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Setup for three local area networks for laptop


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DonChoudhry

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Hi,

I have two local area networks at office which I often need to switch to and I have another local area setup at my home. I have a laptop with one ethernet interface. How can I make three different connections in "network connections" so whatever cable I insert, the laptop detects which one of three local area network connection it is and I dont have to change the IPs and Gateways everytime.

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Edited by DonChoudhry, 01 June 2005 - 10:59 PM.

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Mrcheeks

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I beleive if you plug in each ethernet cord and set the laptop up for each LAN individually, then it will remember the settings even after you connect to a different LAN. So all you need to do is plug the ethernet cord in. Im not positive that this is how it works, but i know that i have a laptop on a LAN at my home and after unplugging the cable and reconnecting it, the laptop remembered the settings and nothing changed.

Good Luck
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Hi DonChoudhry

Hmmhmm, I think probably the easiest way to quickly set this up is to create 3 (if you need 3) different Hardware profiles for your laptop. You will be able to change IP Addy and Gateways for each profile. When you boot up, a screen will ask you what profile you want, select the one for your location and finish booting.
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