How to Have Both Dynamic and Static IP at the Same time

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Many people who take their notebook from home to the office may fall into a problem of having a dynamic IP address at home and static at the office. So is there any way to have both settings in your configuration when you do not change them each time you change your location?

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How to Have Both Dynamic and Static IP at the Same time

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Hello Mary,

If you rely on Windows built-in features alone, there is no way to assign 2 or more different IP address settings to your Windows network settings. What I personally do is, using a third party tool, I create "profiles" that save every network configuration.

I used this on my laptop a couple of years ago when I had one laptop to use for connecting to the office network (that had a static IP address) and my apartment's network (that had a dynamic IP address). The software that I am referring to is NetSetMan shown here on its home page with a screenshot Link.

As you will see from the program's screenshot in the above URL, you will be able to set all parameters of your network configuration including the IP address, the subnet mask, the gateway, primary and secondary DNS server addresses and other settings. It runs from Windows 2000 up to Windows 7 32- and 64-bit versions.

Best of all, it is available free for personal and non-commercial use!

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How to Have Both Dynamic and Static IP at the Same time

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Call your Internet Service Provider, ask if they offer Static IP Address instead of DHCP then subscribed. In this set-up, the LAN connection uses the same settings, both uses the following IP-Address assigned by the ISP and at work.

LAN can't be configured both DHCP and Static IP address. This has to be set manually, assigned IP address to static for it to work for the type of Internet protocol used.

Most residential customers for ISP uses DHCP which auto-assigned IP address of the server to the computer. The work's Internet connection uses a Static IP address that interconnects computers to computers by assigning a Static IP address to each device connected to the Network.

The LAN connection uses the same settings

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