Usefull feature in Windows XP SP2

Alternative IP configuration in Windows XP

I think it’s introduced in Windows XP SP2 because I havent noticed the precense of such feature in earlier XP releases.

What is it for? It help’s you to use two different set’s of configurations on one LAN card. Very usefull if you own a laptop. I was thinking of writing such helper tool!

How to reach it.
1. Right click on “My Network Places” and select Properties, then right click on you network connection, from the dialog select “TCP/IP Protocol” and click “Properties”, select the alternative tab.

Windows will switch to your alternative settings if it fails to obtain IP from DHCP server (such as one I has at home). The alternative configuration in my case is that at work.

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