|Wow I must have messed that paragraph up. I dont have two nics I have one nic, and one virtual nic. Sorry for the confusion.|
NIC1 [ DHCP 24.x.x.x ]
NIC2 [ virtual 192.168.0.25 ]
Now If I try to ping 192.168.0.25 from another system, I can not. The reason I can not is that the virtual nic is not attached to any real hardware.So we bridge them...
One way to do this is with VMware, under NIC1 you install their bridge protocol and link NIC2 to NIC1. Now you can ping 192.168.0.25 from any system on the network.
Another way to do this is to hack the IP in the registry, find the DHCP IP address and add your IP.
192.168.0.25 <--- add here.
This method is rather clumsy and you need to re do it every time you get a new IP. There are a lot more problems with this method.
A third is to bridge them in xp.
[Bridged IP ] 24.x.x.1
--NIC1 [ DHCP 24.x.x.2 ]
--NIC2 [ virtual 192.168.0.25 ]
Notice how the bridge has its own IP, and you can not ping 24.x.x.2 or 192.1689.0.25. This is not good.
I hope this helps explain what I'm trying to do better. So again, i want bringing software unlike XP's methode and more like VMWares.