2 nics in xp

June 24, 2009 at 12:54:54
Specs: Windows XP
i have an xp workstation which i have 2 nics installed. nic 1 is connect to the network and nic 2 is connected directly to a graphic printer. Both of them are 192.168.1.x the problem i am having is that when nic 1 is connected the software will not connect to the printer which is nic 2. i don't want the printer over the network because it prints very slow, but i do need to pull files from the network. so how can i setup both nics so that windows uses nic 1 for the network and nic 2 for the printer. thanks

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June 24, 2009 at 13:41:55
make sure nic 2 does not have a gateway entry. This solves most conflict problems.

I would have used for the nic and .2 for the printer so XP would have no confusion as to what subnet printing was on.

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June 24, 2009 at 14:31:13
Could even consider using another range of private IP's. I like to use 10.10.x.x for one and 192.168.x.x for the other. Dunno why, just do. For the lan as above don't put gateway address in.

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