Latop auto networking configure question

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Heeter, Apr 22, 2005.

  1. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Hi Guys,

    I just got a new Dell Latitude D600 Laptop. I do use it between two Wireless "G" networks (Home and Work). The network at home is not DNS enabled, so I have to input the TCP/IP parameters everytime I get home from work, which has DNS enabled network. My question is: Can I create two profiles within Windows XP so that when it detects and connects to the networks, it automatically config's the TCP/IP protocol?

    This laptop uses a proggy called Intel PROset/Wireless as well for wireless networks. Don't know if this proggy might work for me.

    Thanks in advance.


    Heeter
     
  2. dagnasty

    dagnasty OSNN One Post Wonder

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    When I was going to school, I was constantly switching between my schools and my homes wireless network. I could never figure out how to use the bundled wireless software to set up profiles, but I did find this great piece of software. Multinetwork Manager. They offer a free trial so you should definitely check it out. It takes some a little tinkering around with to get going but once you figure it out, its great
     
  3. XeoNoX

    XeoNoX OSNN Senior Addict

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  4. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    Do you not have DHCP at home? Routers come with this feature. This will allow a auto config setup. I do it all the time between home, school and friend's houses.

    I use Intel PROset, its for setting up multiple wireless profiles but doesnt not include TCP/IP settings, DHCP is made for this.
     
  5. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Hi Admiral,

    I was forced to change my home DHCP to auto assign because of this laptop. Was not really thrilled about it. I like assigning my own TCP/IP. Had to dumb it down enough for the PROset to work in both environments. These machines should adapt to my way of life, not the other way around.

    Heeter
     
  6. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    You can still assign your own IPs, just not on the laptop. I used to assign my own IPs on all my machines, but I use my server as DHCP now and just setup reservations.

    For a laptop, I think using DHCP is a great, especially if you travel with it.