Wireless Network Profiles, how?

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  1. apu95

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    I'm trying to set up different network profiles for my home wireless and school wireless networks. At home I want to use a static IP and custom DNS settings, while at school I want it to switch to automatic for both.

    I know Vista comes with a feature to do this, but I haven't been able to find the place to add the custom IP settings for each wireless profile. I know that it's possible to do with wired networks (I've seen some screenshots), but I can't find it for the wireless counterpart.

    Running Vista Business ;)
     
  2. wildone52

    wildone52 OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Try this: Go to Control Panel, select Network and Sharing then select Manage Wireless Networks, then select Add and then finally Manually Configure....
    Hope this helps you out.
     
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    It doesn't :(
    When I click on Add, I go to "Manually Create A Network Profile", then I have to fill out the following:

    Network Name
    Security Type
    Encryption Type
    Security Type/Passphrase

    Upon clicking Next, I can choose between "Change Connection Settings" or "Connect To". When I click on Change Connection Settings, I can only change the Connection (Connect automatically or not, etc) and Security (Type, Encryption Type). There aren't any IP settings or anything like that...
     
  4. NetRyder

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    I've only used the Public/Private networking profiles to control firewall rules.
    I've heard it's possible to set IP settings for different profiles too. Where did you see instructions/screenshots on how to do this for wired networks?
     
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