Two lan cards on same pc

December 8, 2010 at 02:55:48
Specs: Windows XP
I HAVE TWO LAN CARDS ON MY PC ONE IS USED FOR INTERNET ANOTHER IS FOR OUR LOCAL OFFICE NETWORKING CAN I USE THEM BY MAKING BOTH IN ENABLE STATE AT THE SAME TIME,PRESENTLY I HAVE TO ON AND OFF THEM .

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#1
December 8, 2010 at 07:09:54
Windows doesn't handle 2 NICs very well. It has already put your caps lock in the on position.

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#2
December 8, 2010 at 07:18:41
The office side nic should not have a gateway address. It should be blank.

Then you can use the two at the same time as long as each is in a different ip subnet.

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February 24, 2011 at 06:06:56
hi everybody i have the same problem.. i have windows 2003 server(192.168.1.100 static ip assign by router - LANCARD1) with 2 lancards on it.. the one connected to router with internet connection(router's gateway ip: 192.168.1.1) but the other one connected to modem(192.168.1.254 - gateway - LANCARD2) which is another private line(VPN) connected to other branch company, another modem there(branch modem IP: 192.168.2.1) if one cable connected to LANCARD2 there's a response when I ping it..but i manually assign IP to LANCard 2(192.168.1.200; subnet: 255.255.255.0; default gateway: 192.168.1.254) which is connected to Modem(192.168.1.254 - gateway)

Poblem: but if when plug-in 2 LANCARDS the lancard1 which is connected to router with internet.. has no signal or time out.. but when i unplug the cable from lancard2(connected to VPN) and there's a signal.. could help me to solve this problem???


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#4
February 24, 2011 at 08:08:51
You can't have two cards in the same subnet connecting to the same internet access.
You never connect to modem that the router is also connected to. Surprised you were successful in this. Your isp isn't monitoring ip addresses or you signed up for multiple wan ips.

You either need a 2nd internet connection or drop using one card.

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