Different network profiles.. how?

Posted: 01-31-2004, 07:47 PM
How can I create different network profiles? My laptop has a configuration
in the office for the network and internet. When I travel on a business a
trip and want to connect to the internet in a hotel, I have to change all
the DNS settings and other network/internet values. After I go back to the
office, I have to change them to the original settings yet again.

How can I change back and fourth automatically/easily between different
network profiles and settings? Any help is appreciated.. thanks a lot!


Different network profiles.. how?


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Re: Different network profiles.. how?
Posted: 01-31-2004, 09:50 PM
In article <ug8MDMD6DHA.2064@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl>, "Ahmed Anis"
<o@.l> wrote:
>How can I create different network profiles? My laptop has a configuration
>in the office for the network and internet. When I travel on a business a
>trip and want to connect to the internet in a hotel, I have to change all
>the DNS settings and other network/internet values. After I go back to the
>office, I have to change them to the original settings yet again.
>
>How can I change back and fourth automatically/easily between different
>network profiles and settings? Any help is appreciated.. thanks a lot!
These programs let you store multiple network configurations and
switch between them easily:

NetSwitcher
http://www.netswitcher.com

MultiNetwork Manager
http://www.globesoft.com/mnm_home.html
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Re: Different network profiles.. how?
Posted: 01-31-2004, 09:58 PM
well which one of these two programs is better? price is not an issue for
me, I just want the better one.


"Steve Winograd [MVP]" <winograd@pobox.com> wrote in message
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> In article <ug8MDMD6DHA.2064@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl>, "Ahmed Anis"
> <o@.l> wrote:
> >How can I create different network profiles? My laptop has a
configuration
> >in the office for the network and internet. When I travel on a business a
> >trip and want to connect to the internet in a hotel, I have to change all
> >the DNS settings and other network/internet values. After I go back to
the
> >office, I have to change them to the original settings yet again.
> >
> >How can I change back and fourth automatically/easily between different
> >network profiles and settings? Any help is appreciated.. thanks a lot!
>
> These programs let you store multiple network configurations and
> switch between them easily:
>
> NetSwitcher
> http://www.netswitcher.com
>
> MultiNetwork Manager
> http://www.globesoft.com/mnm_home.html
> --
> Best Wishes,
> Steve Winograd, MS-MVP (Windows Networking)
>
> Please post any reply as a follow-up message in the news group
> for everyone to see. I'm sorry, but I don't answer questions
> addressed directly to me in E-mail or news groups.
>
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Re: Different network profiles.. how?
Posted: 01-31-2004, 10:20 PM
In article <uf0pvVE6DHA.2720@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl>, "Ahmed Anis"
<o@.l> wrote:
>> >How can I change back and fourth automatically/easily between different
>> >network profiles and settings? Any help is appreciated.. thanks a lot!
>>
>> These programs let you store multiple network configurations and
>> switch between them easily:
>>
>> NetSwitcher
>> http://www.netswitcher.com
>>
>> MultiNetwork Manager
>> http://www.globesoft.com/mnm_home.html
>
>well which one of these two programs is better? price is not an issue for
>me, I just want the better one.
Only you can determine that. Read about them on their web pages and
pick the one that suits your needs better.
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Ahmed Anis
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Re: Different network profiles.. how?
Posted: 01-31-2004, 11:07 PM
What about doing something like this?

***
Open the properties for the network card.

Under the General tab click on TCP/IP then click on properties.
Click on the Alternative Configuration tab
Enter the values for the other network in the spaces provided.
***

Would that work for me?



"Steve Winograd [MVP]" <winograd@pobox.com> wrote in message
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> In article <uf0pvVE6DHA.2720@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl>, "Ahmed Anis"
> <o@.l> wrote:
> >> >How can I change back and fourth automatically/easily between
different
> >> >network profiles and settings? Any help is appreciated.. thanks a lot!
> >>
> >> These programs let you store multiple network configurations and
> >> switch between them easily:
> >>
> >> NetSwitcher
> >> http://www.netswitcher.com
> >>
> >> MultiNetwork Manager
> >> http://www.globesoft.com/mnm_home.html
> >
> >well which one of these two programs is better? price is not an issue for
> >me, I just want the better one.
>
> Only you can determine that. Read about them on their web pages and
> pick the one that suits your needs better.
> --
> Best Wishes,
> Steve Winograd, MS-MVP (Windows Networking)
>
> Please post any reply as a follow-up message in the news group
> for everyone to see. I'm sorry, but I don't answer questions
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Re: Different network profiles.. how?
Posted: 01-31-2004, 11:28 PM
In article <eCppJ8E6DHA.360@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl>, "Ahmed Anis" <o@.l>
wrote:
>What about doing something like this?
>
>***
>Open the properties for the network card.
>
>Under the General tab click on TCP/IP then click on properties.
>Click on the Alternative Configuration tab
>Enter the values for the other network in the spaces provided.
>***
>
>Would that work for me?
That will let you define two alternate TCP/IP configurations:

1. Configure the primary configuration to obtain an IP address
automatically. That will be used when you connect to a network that
has a DHCP server.

2. Click "Alternate Configuration" and configure a fixed IP address.
That will be used when you connect to a network that doesn't have a
DHCP server.

Both configurations have the same settings for domain vs. workgroup,
domain name, workgroup name, etc. All that's different between them
is dynamic vs. static IP address.
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Re: Different network profiles.. how?
Posted: 02-02-2004, 10:38 AM
I would definitely go for MultiNetwork Manager and if
price is not an issue version 7 is the premier choice

I really like this product and it has helped me
tremendously when on the road

Bill


>-----Original Message-----
>well which one of these two programs is better? price is
not an issue for
>me, I just want the better one.
>
>
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>> In article
<ug8MDMD6DHA.2064@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl>, "Ahmed Anis"
>> <o@.l> wrote:
>> >How can I create different network profiles? My laptop
has a
>configuration
>> >in the office for the network and internet. When I
travel on a business a
>> >trip and want to connect to the internet in a hotel, I
have to change all
>> >the DNS settings and other network/internet values.
After I go back to
>the
>> >office, I have to change them to the original settings
yet again.
>> >
>> >How can I change back and fourth automatically/easily
between different
>> >network profiles and settings? Any help is
appreciated.. thanks a lot!
>>
>> These programs let you store multiple network
configurations and
>> switch between them easily:
>>
>> NetSwitcher
>> http://www.netswitcher.com
>>
>> MultiNetwork Manager
>> http://www.globesoft.com/mnm_home.html
>> --
>> Best Wishes,
>> Steve Winograd, MS-MVP (Windows Networking)
>>
>> Please post any reply as a follow-up message in the
news group
>> for everyone to see. I'm sorry, but I don't answer
questions
>> addressed directly to me in E-mail or news groups.
>>
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