Setting Alternate Network Configuration

Setting Alternate Network Configuration
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Setting Alternate Network Configuration
Need to Know
Microsoft Windows XP has the ability to allow two different IP configurations.
This allows the machine to be used on multiple networks. In many cases you will
have your primary connection type set to dynamic for business based connectivity
and the alternate configuration set to static.
The following documentation shows you how to set the alternate setup for a static
1. Right Click the network connection on the taskbar (near the clock bottom, right
side of screen) as seen below.
2. Left click “Open Network connections” from the list.
3. If the network connection icons are not visible on the task bar then select Start |
Control Panel | Network connections
4. Right Click “Local Area Connection” shown below.
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Local Area
5. Select “Properties”
6. Scroll down the List and Left Click “Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)”, then click the
properties button
Internet Protocol
Properties button
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7. Select the “Alternate configuration” TAB.
Configuration TAB
8. Click the User configured radio button
User Configured
radio button
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Enter the appropriate IP address ( in this case ) and other
details ( here subnet mask:, default Gateway:, preferred
DNS: )
9. Keep clicking “OK” until your return to the network connections window. Close
this window.
10. The configuration settings you have just enabled may not become active until the
workstation is rebooted.
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