One PC, two networks question


Overclocked Like A Mother
8 Jul 2002
Hi all,

I have one XP workstation here. It is not connected to the Active Directory network here in the office. It has it's own modem and router to the outside world.

I would like to add another network card to it, issue an IP address from the network DHCP so it can browse a few network folders. I plan not to issue a DNS address on the second network card so it cannot get on the internet.

The goal: Browse network folders, while using the original network card for internet connection. Folders will be read only from this PC.

Can this be accomplished?


If it's not assigned a gateway IP then yes. I have done this before with a wifi and wired connection on a laptop.

There may be another way but that how I fixed my issue (at the time my internet was down so I used a "Free wifi" but wanted access to my LAN still).
Awesome, Thanks AM.

I will forge ahead with this. It isn't a gateway.


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