multiple connections through 1 ethernet adapter

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testman

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I work with many different setups, but this one is giving me some trouble. It's a laptop with Win98, setup to connect to the LAN at work. Occasionally, I need it to receive UDP data directly from a single machine (peer-to-peer). This means I disconnect the laptop from the LAN, and use a cross-over cable to connect it to the other machine (Win2000).

But because the adapter is setup to find a DHCP server (LAN), it blocks ethernet access commands if the server isn't found -- and I can't receive any data.

2+ solutions: boot the laptop while connected to the LAN (untested because not practical), change the TCP/IP settings every time (give me a break, please), use a feature in Win98 that I don't know of and allows "dynamic" swap of settings (?), or use a 3rd party program to manage connections/settings (?).

If you can help with my "question marks", know of another way to deal with this... Please let me know.

Thanks all! :D
-testman
 
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windows XP has this feature to allow 1 NIC to have 2 different ip configurations exacly for the reason you seek
 
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