- In the Start menu search field, type Network Connections and select View network connections.
- In the Network Connections window, right-click a connection that needs an alternate IP address configuration (e.g., Local Area Connection) and select Properties.
- In the Properties dialog box, on the Networking tab, scroll down and click Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IP v4) and press the Properties button.
- In the General tab, enter the information for the main network you use (such as a static IP, subnet mask, default gateway and DNS server information).
- Click the Alternate Configuration tab, then click Automatic Private IP Address so the computer will obtain an IP address via DHCP.
- Press OK button twice to close the dialog boxes.
Friday, March 25, 2011
Windows 7: Alternate IP Address Configuration
Laptop computers often have to connect to multiple network (e.g. home, office, retail, etc.). In the past If one of the networks required a static IP address, while the other networks assigned addresses via DHCP you had to manually change the TCP/IP properties every time you switched networks. Since Windows Vista, you now have the ability to setup an alternate IP address configuration.