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Network Question on XP Pro SP3


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#1 teratosis

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Posted 22 April 2011 - 12:01 PM

Hi there,

I have an Airlink multi port ethernet switch with multiple pcs connected for internet connect, and for home network. Explained next....

1. XP Pro - This rig has two Nic cards on it, I also run ventrilo VOIP server on this for gaming. The first Adapter is set to my public IP. My isp gave me a handful of static IPs so this one is set to one of those and my friends can connect to my server. they can connect no issues.... Sencond adatper not used.

2. 3 other home PCs I created a local network for file sharing, and assigned a range of static IP's with a gateway using one of my public IP provided from ISP... This works fine too.

My question is, on rig 1, can I use the second card, connect that adapter to the ethernet switch and configure it to join my local network, so that rig can share files? I still have one slot open on my internet switch. I don't need that adapter to connect to the net, just my network. Not sure how to do this.

Any pointers is much appreciated.

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Posted 22 April 2011 - 04:11 PM

You should be able to use them both. On the secondary Nic, assign it a static IP that fits the network, (same gateway, same subnet mask) and it should be able to connect to those 3 other computers.

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Posted 23 April 2011 - 10:16 AM

Yes you can have 2 adapters on 2 different networks they work independently of each other.
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Posted 23 April 2011 - 11:38 AM

You should be able to use them both. On the secondary Nic, assign it a static IP that fits the network, (same gateway, same subnet mask) and it should be able to connect to those 3 other computers.

Thanks for the replies! Followed what Wnk said. Worked. I'm good to go.




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