January 13th, 2002, 12:01 AM
January 14th, 2002, 08:47 PM
The question is kin of vague but from what I can gather all you need to do is set up DHCP.
Is the @home connection DHCP? If it is then enable DHCP on your DSL router and be done with it.
If it isn't then maybe you should use two NICs in the laptop. One for @home and then slide the other in when he's at work and set-up two profiles in Win2k. One to boot @home and one for work. just an idea. if you want to clarify the question I could probably answer it better.
However, I'm corn-fused by the VPN commecnt....
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January 14th, 2002, 08:51 PM
agreed...DHCP is the answer, not VPN. I too am a little confused by that suggestion. If he uses a static ip, you might want to create a script that will prompt the user for either at home or at work, and have the script change all the IP settings each time.
January 14th, 2002, 09:01 PM
I too am somewhat confused by the question; perhaps a little more information is needed? However, I agree with KorpDeath - if DHCP is enabled, then he'll recieve an IP address when he logs on, at either location and you want have to much to worry about. The idea of two network cards isn't bad either, one for the two locations.
The main reason to use a VPN connection is to enable a machine to create a tunnel to another network. But from our understanding of the question, your asking what's the easiest way to setup his laptop to recieve internet service from home and work without changing much. Right? If so, VPN wouldn't have anything to do with it.
January 15th, 2002, 12:31 AM
The cable doesnt run on DHCP it runs on a wierd thing where it logs in by the computer name and then gives it an IP..... it doesnt use windows DHCP, thats my problem, i guess a seccond NIC would solve it, i was hoping there could be something else.
January 15th, 2002, 01:43 AM
If you can find out exactly what is running to assign those IP's we may be able to be of better help. However, if you do decide to go with another network card, that's not a bad solution. You can get a card for a laptop fairly cheap, I don't think I paid more than $20/$25 dollars for the card in my laptop.
January 15th, 2002, 02:35 AM
Yeah the easyst will most likely be the new NIC, i dont know exactly what it does but i know that his current one retreives the IP by the name thats set to the computer (in the network prefrences) and i dont go to his house so i dont know how hes exactly set up
January 15th, 2002, 04:27 PM
Of course the cable does not use windows DHCP. What you have to do is get a DSL/Cable router that will sit on the users network. That router will automatically get the cable providers dynamic IP address and you are free to use any IP addresses you want inside your network. Almost all DSL/cable routers will also do DHCP which will work with a windows machine. For Example
(has 2 IP's one assigned by the ISP,
and the other a private subnet)
(Uses DHCP address assigned by the router)
By using this scenario, you will be able to use a single NIC and leave DHCP enabled on it so it will grab the proper network settings whether at home or at work.