Network Profiles

Posted: 04-05-2007, 04:26 PM
Is there any easy way to setup network configurations for home and work? At
work I have a static IP address and DNS settings. While at home (or coffee
shop) I have to change my IP settings to DHCP and then have to re-enter my
network configurations when I get back to work. I am running Windows Vista
Home on a Dell Inspiron 1501 if that helps. Thanks in advance for your help!

Network Profiles


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Sooner Al [MVP]
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Re: Network Profiles
Posted: 04-05-2007, 04:40 PM
"Jason Mickelson" <Jason Mickelson@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
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> Is there any easy way to setup network configurations for home and work?
> At
> work I have a static IP address and DNS settings. While at home (or
> coffee
> shop) I have to change my IP settings to DHCP and then have to re-enter my
> network configurations when I get back to work. I am running Windows
> Vista
> Home on a Dell Inspiron 1501 if that helps. Thanks in advance for your
> help!
You might use the network adapters alternate configuration window. Go into
the properties for TCP/IPv4 and select the Advanced -> Alternate
Configuration tab...

Here is the XP article that talks about this...

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/283676

Otherwise a product like NetSwitcher may work for you...

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Network profiles
Posted: 05-01-2007, 03:16 PM
Problem: Two locations, both Static IP. One laptop.
Question: How can I create a network profile so the user can switch
connections? In other words, is it possible to have two different network
settings via the same LAN device so the user can switch to the one the
location requires?

I'd prefer not to change the server to DHCP, it would make it easier, but
that could reset the whole system and cause problems.
Sooner Al [MVP]
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Re: Network profiles
Posted: 05-01-2007, 03:24 PM
"Matt" <Matt@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Problem: Two locations, both Static IP. One laptop.
> Question: How can I create a network profile so the user can switch
> connections? In other words, is it possible to have two different network
> settings via the same LAN device so the user can switch to the one the
> location requires?
>
> I'd prefer not to change the server to DHCP, it would make it easier, but
> that could reset the whole system and cause problems.
Look at using Netswitcher...

http://www.netswitcher.com

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Re: Network profiles
Posted: 05-01-2007, 03:35 PM
This is not a Vista solution. It cost $20. Something Vista should do on
it's own. Desite that, Vista isn't listed as a supported OS, so purchasing
this wouldn't be a wise decision. Any other ideas?

"Sooner Al [MVP]" wrote:
> "Matt" <Matt@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:09B817F8-7F96-459A-B2BB-FA0E06611A42@microsoft.com...
> > Problem: Two locations, both Static IP. One laptop.
> > Question: How can I create a network profile so the user can switch
> > connections? In other words, is it possible to have two different network
> > settings via the same LAN device so the user can switch to the one the
> > location requires?
> >
> > I'd prefer not to change the server to DHCP, it would make it easier, but
> > that could reset the whole system and cause problems.
>
> Look at using Netswitcher...
>
> http://www.netswitcher.com
>
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> Al Jarvi (MS-MVP Windows Networking)
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Matt
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Re: Network profiles
Posted: 05-01-2007, 03:53 PM
Is this a solution. Simple VB script icon on the desktop? If so, anyone know
the code I would use to set the IP and Gateway?

"Sooner Al [MVP]" wrote:
> "Matt" <Matt@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:09B817F8-7F96-459A-B2BB-FA0E06611A42@microsoft.com...
> > Problem: Two locations, both Static IP. One laptop.
> > Question: How can I create a network profile so the user can switch
> > connections? In other words, is it possible to have two different network
> > settings via the same LAN device so the user can switch to the one the
> > location requires?
> >
> > I'd prefer not to change the server to DHCP, it would make it easier, but
> > that could reset the whole system and cause problems.
>
> Look at using Netswitcher...
>
> http://www.netswitcher.com
>
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> Al Jarvi (MS-MVP Windows Networking)
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> Please post *ALL* questions and replies to the news group for the
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James
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Re: Network profiles
Posted: 05-01-2007, 06:09 PM
Hello Matt,

i'm looking for the same thing as you.

(look the subject "template with Netsh" in this "group")

so with XP it was easy. but with vista i dunno



"Matt" <Matt@discussions.microsoft.com> a écrit dans le message de news:
09B817F8-7F96-459A-B2BB-FA0E06611A42@microsoft.com...
> Problem: Two locations, both Static IP. One laptop.
> Question: How can I create a network profile so the user can switch
> connections? In other words, is it possible to have two different network
> settings via the same LAN device so the user can switch to the one the
> location requires?
>
> I'd prefer not to change the server to DHCP, it would make it easier, but
> that could reset the whole system and cause problems.

mariolo
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Re: Network profiles
Posted: 05-16-2007, 05:52 PM
netsetman is free for non commercial use. up to 6 network configuration. work
for me on windows vista home premium.

"James" wrote:
> Hello Matt,
>
> i'm looking for the same thing as you.
>
> (look the subject "template with Netsh" in this "group")
>
> so with XP it was easy. but with vista i dunno
>
>
>
> "Matt" <Matt@discussions.microsoft.com> a écrit dans le message de news:
> 09B817F8-7F96-459A-B2BB-FA0E06611A42@microsoft.com...
> > Problem: Two locations, both Static IP. One laptop.
> > Question: How can I create a network profile so the user can switch
> > connections? In other words, is it possible to have two different network
> > settings via the same LAN device so the user can switch to the one the
> > location requires?
> >
> > I'd prefer not to change the server to DHCP, it would make it easier, but
> > that could reset the whole system and cause problems.
>
>
>
eric.zhanglei@gmail.com
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Re: Network profiles
Posted: 06-04-2007, 03:50 AM
On May 1, 11:16 pm, Matt <M...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
> Problem: Two locations, both Static IP. One laptop.
> Question: How can I create anetworkprofileso the user can switch
> connections? In other words, is it possible to have two differentnetwork
> settings via the same LAN device so the user can switch to the one the
> location requires?
>
> I'd prefer not to change the server to DHCP, it would make it easier, but
> that could reset the whole system and cause problems.
Have a look at Easy Net Switch.
http://www.easynetswitch.com
It works under Vista and not even triger UAC dialog.

BR//Eric

 
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