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Server 2 nics issue

Q: Server 2 nics issue

We have a Windows 2003 server with two nics in it. Nic one is for user access to the server (, Nic two is connected to a switch that is used for tape backup purposes only ( The server is running our testing software from QuestionMark and everything is working great. But they have a tool that runs from users desktop called Author Manager that allows testing administrators to edit test question, answers and scoring.
Okay here is the problem, as long as nic two is enabled the author cannot connect to the server. If disabled then no problems at all. No routing is enabled and a persistent static route has been added to tell all traffic is to use the default gateway of only. We have seen this before with VPN client connections because checking with a tracert showed that the last connect was to the subnet, but adding the persistent static route would correct that problem. QM support will only say that they do not support 2 nic servers, which I find silly.
So the question is has anyone had this issue before and is there a way to fix it. And if routing is disabled why would a nic pass its traffic off to another nic. Is thier anyway to force the two nics to isolate themselves from each other.

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Hi Guys,

I've got a PC running 2003 Server that has 3 NICs installed. One NIC is for the WAN connection, One NIC is for a LAN network on the 10.x.x.x range and the last NIC is for another LAN network on the 192.168.x.x range. As the two LAN networks are on different IP ranges, how do I get these two LANs to be able to talk to each other (such as PING etc)?. I unsure of how to set up static routes so if any help can be given it will be great. Also how do I bind IP addresses to the NICs in 2003 Server. Once again, Thanks


A:3 NICS with 2003 Server

Hi Guys,

I forgot to mention that I am using the 2003 Server as the router (software). Thanks again.

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I've never worked with Teaming NICs before in a server environment and I'm a little confused as to how they should work.

Can I just plug in the Teaming nic? Or do I need all 3 connected? (the two Teamed NICs and the Virtual NIC).

A:Teaming NICs in a Server


the vmware site has an article on the subject. Is this YOUR environment?

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I had an issue with my windows server 2008 machine recently. the machine has two NIC (1 onboard and other pci network interface card )

so i notice that whenever i connect the two nic's (local and internet)
my clients or workstations on the local area subnet cannot access data or
even ping command to the server but if i remove the internet NIC they can
access data and information successfully> pls wat is the way out

A:problem of 2 NICs on Win Server

Hi, hopefully this will help you understand what is happedning.

When I set up my first service running 2008 with two NICS, I had a read of the following. Please note it is quite detailed, but it's a great education resource and should help you get your head around what's happening.

You didn't say if your clients are using DHCP or static addresses, or if both the NICs are configured on the same or different subnets, or of there are any switches or routers in the network, so I'm making a number of assumptions here.

Using the multiple NICs of your File Server running Windows Server 2008 (and 2008 R2) - Jose Barreto's Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs


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Hi there,

After a hard drive failure, had to reinstall windows 2000 server. Pre failure the set up was like this, and worked without a problem.

1 server - win2k - dhcp.
4 pcs - all dhcp enabled to obtain from win2k server. Call them A,B,C and D.

3 of those pcs had 2 nics installed, which are for internet connection. 1 of those (A) obtains its ip from an adsl router that has dhcp.
The other two (B and C) are assigned fixed ips (as given by the isp).

Now, the set up is exactly the same, but when the NIC that is on the LAN network is enabled, the there is no internet access. Once it is disabled, internet access is restored. Is this a DNS issue?

DNS and DHCP are enabled on the server. The NIC on the server is assigned a static ip with the same ip given as the dns and the gateway.

Any help will be extremely GRATEFULLY received as this whole episode (rebuilding the server) has been driving me insane.

A:Windows 2000 server help - 2 NICs

You have multiple default gateways defined. Remove one of them, or replace it with a default gateway that has a higher weight.

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looking to replace my server nics
lately the intels are just fading away
anyone got any feedback
I don't need gigbit anymore not going that way,but if price is right ??


A:whats your pick for best server nics

Perhaps Broadcom or 3com could fit the bill.

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how can i configure my 2 NIC THAT ARE on 1 server Running 2003 windows server?



A:how to connect 2 NICs to Windows 2003 server

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I was able to successfully perform a 'remote client installation' of Ghost on 2 PC's, each containing 3 NICs by disabling all but my main network connection and then installing. (NOTE: You also have to be sure you are doing a 'clean' install. If you try and it fails you may have to manually clean all Ghost entries out of the Registry to get it to install) After the install completed I re-enabled the NICs necessary for normal operation. Then, In Ghost Console, right-clicking on the properties showed an error stating 'multiple NICs found ...', I followed some online advice and went into the configuration IP/Netmask settings and hardset the ethernet card template to the one I wanted it to use. Once that was done I was able to complete a clone/backup Task on the first PC successfully. However, on the second system, which happens to be 17 miles away and a little difficult to get to, it's not working. I can trigger the Task to clone, and through a PCAnywhere session to the remote PC I get a prompt saying that an Admin. task is starting to close all windows, so it's talking, but then the Ghost Cast Server session waits for it to complete the reboot and join the session to begin the backup, but it times-out. Any thoughts? The only difference I can think of is that the ethernet cards are different. The one that works is a Realtek, the one that doesn't is an Intel. Does anyone know of any other information on this? Is there a w... Read more

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Hello all,

I have been looking for several days and I have yet to find any machines for sale that offer dual NIC support. I have tried looking at the typical sites, including Google but to no avail. So, I figured I would look for help here.

Ideally I need a box that uses the atom processor (low power), dual network cards, and has a relatively large hard drive (500+ GB).

Anyone have any suggestions?

I looked here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16859110001 and found an almost perfect match. The only problem is that it does not have dual lan which is a requirement for me. I could go and purchase a USB network adapter like this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812146017 but I don't see that as an ideal solution compared to dual onboard network ports.

So, reaching out to see if anyone knows of a box like this that has dual NICs for a reasonable price (under $500 US).


A:Looking for Linux Intel Atom Server w/2 NICs & large HDD

I'm not sure I know of any Atom based units that have dual-NICs. A machine you might want to consider is something like the Acer Revo 3610 (I'm thinking of getting one of these - since you're in the US it'll probably be half the price over there). The unit comes with an dual core Atom 330 (I believe this shows up as 4 CPUs because it has hyper-threading on each core, or so I've been told), 4GB or RAM, and a 500GB HDD. You could then purchase a USB-to-RJ45 adapter.

Please let me know which unit you buy, as I'm very interested in doing the same (I want a low power consumption Ubuntu server).

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Red Shield - IE Enhanced Security Configuration for Administrators
Amber Shield - IE Enhanced Security Configuration for Non-Administrators
Green Shield - IE Zones
When I click on the how to correct this it takes me to a Windows 2003 page not 2012 for the first issue

And page does not exist for the second issue ?
Any ideas ?

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I am having an issue with offline files created offline syncing back to the server. I have set up a network share to be available offline on a client computer. All files are available offline without issue. Here is the issue however. If I set the folder to work offline any file I create in the folder when it is offline just disappears when the folder comes back online, there are no conflicts or sync failures reported in sync center. If I create a new folder offline the folder does sync back to the server. Any changes made to an existing file are also replicated back to the server once the share is back online. So the issue is only with newly created files when the share is offline. I have not been able to replicate this error on any other file server in our environment, However I have recreated the issue with multiple shares with multiple Win 7 clients on this file server.

Steps taken so far.

Checked and reset permission levels on the share.
Recreated new shares from scratch for testing.
Disabled and enabled offline files on the client computer and cleared the offline cache.
Check various registry entry settings.
Disabled cashing on the File server.
Tested with XP the issue does not exist with XP.

I have spent hours researching this error online to no avail.

The clients are running Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit
The File server is Server 2003 Standard 32 bit with SP2

Any help or ideas would be most welcome.

A:Offline Folder sync issue, Win 7 Client Server 2003 Flie Server.

I've seen the complaints about this problem but with no clear resolution. There are some hot fixes listed that may help, updating to Windows 7 SP1 is supposed to help in some cases but nothing seems for certain.

No way for me to recreate this problem but apparently others have the same problem.

Offline created files disappear after re-connect

Browse by Tags - The troubleshooters and problem solvers... - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

Administratively assigned offline files on Win7 client disappear from server (Network Steve Forum)

The Group Policy settings in the next link may have an effect on this problem.


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The following Structure is a representation;
SRV1 - IP - FQDN SRV1.DOM.LOCAL - File Share 'FLDR1' / USR1<ReadOnly>

SRV1 has a folder, FLDR1, being shared for read only access to user USR1.

PC1 and PC2 logged on as Domain User USR1.
PC1 is able to connect to SRV1 to see and look in FLDR1.
PC2 is unable to connect to SRV1 to see and look in FLDR1.
Now there are multiple means of connecting to SRV1 to see the share FLDR1.

The following connections were done in combination with the following methods;
Method 1 - via logged on Domain User CMD Prompt with 'NET VIEW'.
Method 2 - via logged on Domain Administrator CMD Prompt with 'NET VIEW'.
Method 3 - via logged on Domain User Explorer Window.
Method 4 - via logged on Domain Administrator Explorer Window.

Connection 1 - via Server Name.
Connection 2 - via Server IP Address.
Connection 3 - via Server Fully Qualified Domain Name.

Now that the stage is set, going to the fun part...

Testing from both PC1 and PC2...
PC1 : Method 1 - Connection 1 - Success
PC1 : Method 1 - Connection 2 - Success
PC1 : Method 1 - Connection 3 - Success
PC1 : Method 2 - Connection 1 - Success
PC1 : Method 2 - Connection 2 - Success
PC1 : Method 2 - Connection 3 - Success
PC1 : Method 3 - Connection 1 - Success
PC1 : Method 3 - Connection 2 - Success
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We run a web proxy server on our network for internet access.
On client machines (running Windows 2012 R2) I have configured the proxy server setting in Internet Explorer "Tools\Internet Settings\Connections\LAN Settings" to point at the designated web proxy server.
When attempting to browse websites from IE I receive the "The proxy server isn't responding" error.
Conversely, browsing the same sites via Google Chrome and Firefox (installed on the same client server) return web pages without error.
In addition, if I run Internet Explorer as administrator (Right Click\Run as Administrator), I am able to browse web sites without receiving the error.
It would appear that the issue is isolated to browsing via IE when not run in elevated mode.
Has anyone come across this issue?

A:Server 2012 R2 - Internet Explorer Proxy Server Issue

Hi Dicki,
First, please try to reset the Internet Explorer. Some plug-ins may affect the proxy.
If it doesn't work, please try to perform a network capture on the client.
Please check if the client send the http traffic to the proxy server at the correct port.
If the client has sent the http traffic to the proxy server, please check if there is any warning or error in the proxy server.
To download Network Monitor, please refer to the link below:
Best Regards.Steven Lee Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact [email protected]

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I'm new to the forum but have a problem that I want make the right decision on. I play Aces High II which is a flight simulation game. It may not be as hard core as Battlefield 3 but they do keep upgrading to high res graphics. My computer is a prebuilt Dell Studio XPS 8000. Intel i7 core 860 processor @ 2.8GHz. Graphics card a Nvidia geforce GTS 240. 8 Mb memory, Windows 7 home premium os. Now that said I am experiencing stutter sometimes while i'm playing. My fps go from 60 which is where it should be to 10 or less. I,m not sure if this is the game card or a lousy connection to the game server as we do get discoed sometimes. The computer is a year and a half old and don't remember experiencing this before that much. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I'm not against getting a new card and probably need new power supply.

A:GeForce GTS 240 issue or gaming server issue?

What resolution are you playing at? What is your budget for your upgrade?

Its your gpu more than likely

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would there be any benefit to have 2 nic's (ethernet cards) connected to a router for less lag online?

A:2 nics???

No because the lag isn't from your NIC to your router 99.9% of the time.

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Out of sheer curiousity. I was wondering which would yield better results an onboard 10/100 lan or a pci 10/100 lan card. Not that it makes any difference in your internet speed i woud just like to know which is mathematically better. Correct me if im wrong but doesn't the pci bus have a 133 MB/s bandwidth? Even if the pci card is only capable of running at 100 MB/s. I guess my question is really how much bandwidth the onboard lan has. Which im sure is more than 100 MBs. Its just an out of the blue question. I have a VIA Rhine II fast ethernet adapter for an onboard lan.

Please and Thankyou

A:NICS (which is best?)


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I have 2 machines running XP. Each has an on-board NIC and an add-on one. Pls don't ask why: I don't know.
Both machines are connected to the internet via a router.
Would it be a good idea (i.e. would it improve performance) to do the following:
Use one network connection for Internet access only, with TCP/IP the sole protocol.
Create a P2P on the second connection using a X-over cable using NetBEUI, for files and printer sharing only.
Now, I understand I could try it, and risk messing everything up, and have a hard time trying to measure the performance differential, etc., when a more knowledgeable person out there could easily encourage/discourage such endeavour.

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this is kinda confusing so i'll try to explain it as much as possible.

i have a 8MB connection down 512KB up (bytes not bits) broadband and a netgear router. i have like 6 people in my house connected to my router and everythings all good nothing wrong there. i'm running windows 7 rtm build 7264. i got two nics and i was wondering if i can plug them both in and use some programs on one nic and other programs for the other? it didn't work when i had xp or when i had vista and i couldn't find information on exactly why it won't work (yes i searched all over the internet) but win 7 seems to have some new features i'm still discovering. would that be possible? it says its going through a switch but its not? (my connection is Mad-Labs)

if i go to my router configuration page and port forward my programs to one or the other nic, would windows 7 try to connect on my lan 1 and then switch automatically to my lan 2? would i be able to use both connections at the same time. maybe ftp on one and browsing on the other?

oh yeah, just in case you ask John Will lol:

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A:2 nics in one computer?>

The reason to have two ethernet connections so you can have have ICS (internet connection sharing) or teamed ethernet with one port for download and one for uploading. This is meant for servers mostly

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I have two computers, a desktop running Win XP SP3 and a laptop running windows Vista UE. Both the machines have independent internet with different ISPs. The Laptop connects to a wireless network. I recently tried to network the two computers by adding additional NIC to my desktop and wiring it through the router. NIC 1 connect to internet through cable and NIC 2 for Home Network wired to the router. I succeeded in networking the Desktop and Laptop and also disabling internet sharing as i dint want 2 ISP on my Desktop. Now the problem is, on my desktop I have my internet connection working through another Lan card and different ISP, so when I'm connected to both the networks ( Internet and Home Network ) the internet seems to work but not the home network. Neither the Laptop or Desktop can connect to each other ( not even see each other ), though they can ping each other and also the Router. Both my NICs are configured with static IP. Home network works fine when I'm not connected to the NIC 1 connection (Internet) on my desktop. I also removed the default gateway from the NIC 2 connected to home network.

Also another thing that i noticed is that if i connect to the NIC 1 then to make my home network work I'll have to not only disable NIC 1 and Enable NIC 2 ..., but also restart my machine...otherwise it wont work.

Is there a way I can make them both function together and properly.
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A:Problem with 2 NICs

You need to do a manual configuration of the direct link.

Configure the direct link's TCP/IP as follows, leave the Internet connections the way they are..

PC #1:
IP address:
Subnet Address:

PC #2:
IP address:
Subnet Address:

Leave the Default Gateway and DNS Server addresses blank.

Under Advanced Properties, on the WINS tab, make sure that NETBIOS over TCP/IP is enabled.

Make sure any firewalls are configured to put the 192.168.9.x subnet in the trusted zone.

Finally, you'll have to enable fine/print sharing on the machines and actually share one or more folders or drives.

This should allow Internet requests to go to the ISP connection on each machine, and file/print sharing requests to be handled across the direct link.

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I have two NICs, and my wifi NIC Can I route between these two NICs to
be able to ping from my Physical HOST to any host on while using VMs?

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I have a PC running W98 with a NIC connected to a cable modem.

I'd like to connect the same PC via a second NIC to a DSL modem (using PPPoE).

Both Internet connections will normally be active at the same time. Only one will be used, the other being a backup.

1) Will that work?
2) How will I be able to instruct IE (or other soft) to use the appropriate connection?


A:1 PC, 2 NICs, cable & DSL

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Hi guys

Do you know how many virtual NICs XP can have?
I tried to install 4 virtual NICs using virtnet on XP and for some reason, the 4th NICs never get the DHCP address from the router. It seems that XP limit the NICs to only 3.

Any idea? please advice

Thanks in advance

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Hello all
I have my desktop containing two NICs.One of them is connected to my DSL connection and the other is connected to my laptop.I have local network between my pc and my laptop and i have the internet connection working on my pc and i can share files between the pc and my laptop,but i want to be able to access the internet through my laptop not through my desktop only.I know i can use ICS but i'm searching for other method to do this without using ICS.is there any setting in the TCP/IP configuration for the NICs on my desktop to see each other?....I have tried to let the default gateway for the NIC connected to the laptop as the IP for the NIC connected to the internet in my desktop but when i do this i can't acces the internet whether from my desktop or my laptop....do anyone know how to do this without using ICS ??...

Waiting for ur replies

A:Connect two NICs without ICS

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Sorry for the somewhat cryptic title. I couldn't really summarize what I'm thinking about doing.

My office network consists of a 2wire home gateway/modem/router and a dlink 10/100 48 port switch with room for a gigabit backbone (although I'm not really considering using it right now.

Here's my dilemma. I have 2 computers that usually pass a lot of info back and forth between (Sometimes in the area of 200-300 gigs). Both computers have integrated 10/100/1000 nics which obviously go down to 100mbits when plugged into the network. So, here are my questions.

1. Does it make sense to add a second nic (like a 3com 905tx) to each pc, plug that nic into the main network and then run a dedicated crossover cable between the 2 computers and put it in the gigabit nic?

2. When I am transferring info between the 2 computers, how do I ensure that the data travels over the gigabit nic and NOT over the regular 10/100 switch?

I appreciate any advice here.

A:Considering 2 nics, 1 gigabit

Why not just use the single gigabit connection and put a 5 port gigabit switch in for those two computers? You just plug that switch into a port on the 48 port switch and plug those two machine into it. A $30 switch makes this problem go away.

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I was wondering if there are any know issues with XP pro support for dual nics
the reason I ask was because I had a problem with the cnet pro 200 nic
working together with a U.S. robotics wireless nic in the same machine so I
tried a linksys nic (same speed) and it worked fine and the nic I took out of the machine (cnet pro 200) it works too but not in a dual nic config


A:dual nics

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i have a 8MB connection down 512KB up (bytes not bits) broadband and a netgear router. i have like 6 people in my house connected to my router and everythings all good nothing wrong there. i'm running windows 7 rtm build 7264. i got two nics and i was wondering if i can plug them both in and use some programs on one nic and other programs for the other? it didn't work when i had xp or when i had vista and i couldn't find information on exactly why it won't work (yes i searched all over the internet) but win 7 seems to have some new features i'm still discovering. it says its going through a switch but its not? (i'm Mad-Labs)

my original connection is and my second nic is also my original question was if that was possible but after checking my network connections in eset smart security 4 i realized that my program utorrent was using both of them at the same time already!

now my question is how can i set my lan 1 to use everything else and not utorrent and lan 2 to only use utorrent?

A:2 nics on same computer

What's the point? Either port's capability exceeds the capacity of the connection.

Both ports terminate on the same loop.

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Hey guys,

Hopefully I'm in the correct section, I have two different ISPs, one PC and two NICs. Ideally what I would like to do is install the two NICs in the PC, connect two cables to the NICs and have 90% up time, eg: if one ISP goes down, it will still be online due to the other NIC installed connected to the other ISP.

Is this possible and do I have to do anything special to get this working?

Thank you

A:Windows 7 with 2 NICs

If you don't have 90% up time with one ISP there are serious issues with that service.

Is this possible and do I have to do anything special to get this working?Click to expand...

I'm pretty sure the answers to those two questions are yes and no, respectively. Unless, of course, you are using a router with each service; that would require you to make sure the routers are using different LAN IP subnets.

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i have 1 linksys wusb wirelless nic and 1 internal nic i have both nics running.
If i use 1 or the other i have an intenet connection i would like to try and share the connection between the both of them if possilbe.
I.E both cards running D/L 1 file or whatever it is i am doing.
I have a dls router wired/wireless not really sure if sharing 2 nics for 1 beefed up connection will work but any help would be great

A:using 2 nics for 1 dsl connection

For what point? You won't gain any speed, and it's not possible to share a single download stream in any case. The speed of your wired connection is far faster than any ISP connection, you are accomplishing nothing here, even if you managed to get it to work.

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I understand that I can go to a site and find a list of NICs that are supposed to be compatible with Vista. This is not what I want. The NIC I had was "certified Vista compatible" but it seems from the boards on the manufacturer's website that this is not uncommon for my card. What I would like to know is: are there any Vista users out there who are NOT having problems with their cards that would like to share brands/ models that are proven by usage to work with Vista?

A:Vista-compatible NICs

I've been working fine with Vista Home Premium with the two adapters shown in the attachment. But note that the second one is an integrated one, so you're probably not interested in that one.

Even though my gamble has paid off I don't recommend the Airlink101 unless you get it at a bargain price. Partly because it is USB but also because it is draft 1 'N.' I got lucky--it's working fine with my draft 2 'N' router, connecting consistently at a nominal 270 Mbps.

If you get 'N' make sure it is draft 2. Almost any 'G' adapter with a Vista driver should be fine.

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I have a Windows 2000 server running RRAS and DHCP server servcies and it has two NICs plugged into two different networks. How can I stop DHCP serving on one of these NICs as it has it's own DHCP server. I only want DHCP available on one of the networks and let users authenticate to AD from both. Any advise would be apprecaited.

A:Disabling DHCP on one of the NICs

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Hey there

I would like to know if there is a way to restrict the total number of NICs to one.
I would like to make sure no machines are multi-homed (connected to an internet only wireless connection, whilst connected to a corporate LAN, for instance).

Is there a way to do this?


A:Restrict ACtive NICs

Quote: Originally Posted by moo

Hey there

I would like to know if there is a way to restrict the total number of NICs to one.
I would like to make sure no machines are multi-homed (connected to an internet only wireless connection, whilst connected to a corporate LAN, for instance).

Is there a way to do this?


Hi Moo,

Yes but you would need to create your own application or script that monitors each adapter that you can keep connected while disabling the others, it would require a fair amount of work however.


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I am troubleshooting an intermittent issue with a computer that has three Ethernet adapters that aren't working properly. I am out of ideas, so here I am.

The issue began last week with NIC1 showing disabled in Network Connections, and I could not enable it. I tried to repair the connection and received an error that it could not be repaired because TCP is not enabled for the connection. Next I reset the TCP stack and Winsock, and rebooted the computer. After restoring my static IP address settings, NIC1 worked for a while, but then quits working upon the next reboot.

I have tried removing and reinstalling all three adapters, installing the latest Intel drivers, and installing the original drivers.Device Manager shows all three are working, and the Intel Diagnostic utility shows they are all good except NIC1 fails the loopback test. Also tried another cable and switch. When I ping -t 192.168.0.X (another device connected to the switch) I see no activity LED, so it looks like nothing going out on the wire).

I also noticed yesterday when NIC1 is enabled but not working, NIC2 and NIC3 quit working; and when NIC1 decides to work, all three work.

I have two other identical computers that work, and this one did too until this week. Swapping hardware isn't an option yet, as the other two computers are at another location.

Hardware details:
NIC1 & NIC2 are on-board Intel Pro 1000 dual port adapter (82546EB chip)
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A:3 NICs In One Computer, 1 Not Working

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Hi guys,

I'm confused about how to ensure two nics in one pc (Win 8) are configured optimally. My question is actually fairly basic (I think) to you guys who really know networking, but I'm not sure where to start after doing a lot of Google searches.

I saw so many other great responses in this forum that I decided its the one for me!

I simply want to know how to configure, and how to test, that my Dual Gigabyte Nics are set up for maximum LAN bandwidth on my Win8 64 bit PC that is connected directly to a gigabyte capable router (Linksys WRT600N).

One card is a RealTek, one an Intel, if that matters.

I've been confused by the similar terms of;
- Dual Nics
- Nic Teaming
- Link Aggreagtion
- Bonding
- Bridge Connections

I do a lot of large transfers on my LAN, that simple. Be happy to post anything needed to be seen, but I think I just need some clarity through the fog.


A:Two Nics, One PC, Mass Confusion

There is no such functionality built-in in Windows 8. You can contact manufacturers of your NICs to see if they have drivers which will enable NIC teaming on those NICs.

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I have a proxy server in my office, with two NICs

One is connected to the broadband ADSL Modem (not router), and has been given the IP 192.168.1.xxx and the ADSL modem as gateway (
The second has a local lan IP, and is connected to the local LAN, and has a leased line router IP as gateway.
The machine is running Windows XP, with Symantec AntiVirus 10.1
I have a regional office with a VPN server running
I can connect to this VPN server from home.
I can connect to this server from office when I transfer the ADSL connection to an office pc with one lan card.
I am unable to establish a connection to the VPN server from the proxy server.
I tried disabling Windows Firewall: but it did not help.
I tried removing the gateway from the local lan NIC, but this did not help either.
I tried adding a route : dest = vpn server IP, mask=vpn server IP, gateway Broadband NIC IP/ADSL Modemlocal IP/Broadband gateway/broadband static IP. Did not work.

I seem to be missing something while establishing a Split Tunnel. There are security issues to be addressed: but only if the VPN connection is made.

No ports/exceptions have been created: since I was able to successfully connect from local machines without doing any such thing.

Request advice: and I would be most disappointed if I learn that it cannot be done.

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A:Solved: VPN on machine with two NICs

Oh: I got the problem.
I have two Broadband connections: one with a wireless router, and one with an ADSL modem direct, so that there is one connection as standby always.
The router requires NATting to allow VPN, which I learnt after many failures and experiments at office and experiments at home.
One experiment at office was to try and setup FreeProxy on the proxyserver, so that I could VPN from lan machines. This port had remained, and maybe was not configured correctly. So FreeProxy may have been listeneing at 1723 and not responding properly.
Neither connection could work on the proxyserver, while the direct modem worked on other machines

I deleted the port, and was able to connect.

I now have some more questions: I am not sure whether I should open a new thread: pl advise.
1) I entered a random (valid) IP address in the 'Use the following IP address') field of the VPN connection. Have I achieved anything? The address I have entered is a Class C address. Should it be a Class A address? Will any address at all prevent bridging between the VPN and the local (my office) LAN, or between the VPN and the VPN server LAN?

Request advice: I intend to use this VPN to replace a P-to-P leased line that I currently use: and to establish inter-office communication.


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I probably posted in the wrong area but I was trying to fix a friend's laptop that had been afflicted with many types of malware. Once it looked like all had been removed, I was trying to get the computer online only to find that the network cards kept showing up with a yellow exclamation point in device manager under Unknown. My friend doesn't have the recovery discs so I'm trying to fix it without them, but if it turns out that it cannot be solved, I will order them for her. Also the computer is running windows xp with sp3. I'm including the dds and gmer log as well as a screenshot of device manager & ipconfig. DDS logDDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Owner at 14:08:32.32 on Sat 04/10/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.958.306 [GMT -4:00]AV: Norton Internet Security *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {E10A9785-9598-4754-B552-92431C1C35F8}FW: Norton Internet Security *enabled* {7C21A4C9-F61F-4AC4-B722-A6E19C16F220}============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcssvchost.exesvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\wltrysvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exesvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ANIWCo... Read more

A:Malware has affected my NICs?

I see that your log is properly posted, here, you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a Malware Removal Team member, nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show it the logs you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.From this point on the Malware Removal Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the Malware Removal Team members are very busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the Malware Removal Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another Malware Removal Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic.

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hey guys, i'm getting a cable connection this weekend which is going to be rated at 15Mbps my current connection is at 15Mbps from a DSL Line. basically what i want to do is run them both through my computer which is a core i7 with 2 built in NiCs, i read somewhere that you can bridge the 2 NiCs togther inorder to create a faster connection and or improve your performance. basically all i want to do is double my connection. is this possible? i am quite smart with computers so i'm sure if its going to be hard i can accomplish it. that second NiC is going to waste without a second connection going to it.

A:2 ISPs 2 NiCs 1 Computer

You aren't going to be able to bridge a connection between two different ISP's. Also, if you think about this, you would have 2 NIC's with 2 IP addresses and 2 default gateways. So, unless you plan to set up some pretty elaborate static routes to send out some of your traffic 1 way and the rest of your traffic the other way you really aren't going to benefit from this type of configuration.

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I manage a LAN here at work with 13 computers. I have one that seem's slower than the rest and it should be the fastest other than the server.

It's a DELL PIII 866 w/256MB RDRAM and 40gig HDD also it has 2 nics - one being a 3Com 10/100 and the other is a Intel 82558 10/100. The two nics ar being used one for the internet and the other used for the internal network(LAN).

I just recently installed the max ram in the server which is the exact computer but with 512MB RDRAM.

Where the conputer is slow is gathering info for running a report from the server and then printing it. The mouse gets jittery...like when you move it it's not smooth...it jumps in increments. You just have to give up using the computer when it's working.

Any help in this matter would be greatly appreciated.


A:Computer slow w/2 nics

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Hey all,

Here is my situation: My university throttles traffic to 350kbps for each user, but I only download at off-peak times and think I should get more out of the connection. I would like to somehow bond my two ethernet NICs so that I can increase throughput on the network. If someone could get me started in the right direction, or has experience doing something like this I'd appreciate the help. Basically, I want my Internet connection to be split across two NICs to increase throughput to about 700kbps.

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I have an A7N8X deluxe motherboard which has an onboard nvidia lan controller and also a 3com lan controller. I've been using the nvidia controller to connect to the internet via cable modem and have had no problems until now. I went on vacation for a week and when I returned home and turned on my computer the network connection icon on the system tray states that a network cable is unplugged. I checked and rechecked all connections...no problem found. Tried a different cable modem.. still says a network cable is unplugged. Tried using the 3com adapter with same results. Reinstalled drivers...still no help. I then plugged in my old pci 3com nic and connected no problem. Not sure if it's a hardware problem such as my motherboard or just a problem with settings. Any help or suggestions appreciated very much. Here are my system specs.

Windows XP Pro SP1a
Asus A7N8X deluxe v2.0
Athlon 1800xp+
512mb pc2700ddr
60gb HD NTFS
ATI 7500 radeon
400w ps

A:can't connect with onboard nics

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I have searched around but not coming up with much good information. How many NICs should I be using with Exchange 2007? Thanks!

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Hi Guys,
I want to connect 2 small LANs together one a 10Base2 and the other a 10BaseT network. They are both using TCP/IP with addresses in the range 10.0.0.x and subnet mask I understand that it is possible to connect both by having 2 NICs in one PC one connected to the 10Base2 and the other connected to the 10BaseT network.
I have experimented but the only machine that can see both networks was the PC with the 2 NICs. I have used different IP addresses and the same IP addresses on the 2 NICs with no further success.
Both networks are using Windows98 SE.
All help would be appreciated

A:Connecting 2 LANS with 2 NICs in a PC

Windows 9x does not reliably support multiple NICs. Neither does it support bridging, which is what you are trying to do by joining together two pieces of the same subnet.

Your best bet for making this work is to buy a 10Base-2 to 10Base-T Transceiver, and hook your Thinnet string up to the hub on the Twisted Pair network.

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Can someone tell me what is the proper setup for 2 NIC cards in 1 PC? My office is going to DSL and all PCs will use NICs connected to a router. However, 2 of the PCs are linked together via NIC cards and a 5 port hub. They need to stay together but also need to be able to access the internet. Currently, they connect together via the NIC and hub, and access the internet via 56k modem.

Can I just install the new NIC cards and configure them as I would any other NIC card? Or is there some protocol I need to insert to keep them distinct.

I should mention not all the PCs are the same. All are Pentiums but some are Dells and others are no-name brands running PIIs.

Thanks to anyone who can help with this.

A:Proper setup of 2 NICs in one PC

Is there an uplink port on the hub. If so you can leave them connected just use the DSL line in the uplink port.


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Workstation running Win7 Pro has 2 NICs.  We bridged the two NICs together (WAN miniport bridge) and connected them to the
same subnet on a switch.  We thought this would act as bonding/teaming and provide failover protection, but we now realize teaming requires software from the NIC manufacturer, Intel.
Wireshark capture seems to see double transmission from the workstation, flagging every other packet from the workstation IP as a suspected retransmission.
Does bridging two NICs to the same LAN result in packets flowing out both ports simultaneously, or cause some sort of routing loop?  We wonder if the server is receiving double data from the workstation and getting confused.

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I have a small network setup at home, with a server, 2 workstations, and an 8 port router. In addition to my 100mbs NICs, I have placed an additional GIG nic in one workstation and the server, using a Xover cable to connect them and bypassing the router, hoping to achieve a higher transfer rate between the 2. I want to use the 10/100 for internet traffic, going through my router, and isolate the GIG nic for transfer and connection to the server/domain. Can I do this.and how?

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I'm at school in the dorms and hubs are not allowed. I'm often helping set-up / repair comps and also I have a separate laptop and the wireless signal in the dorm is very poor. I currently have an ASUS P4C800-E Deluxe with the built on gigabit lan. I installed my old 10/100 realtek adapter in it as well. I want to hook the school's iNet up to that and then run the realtek adapter to a second PC so that has internet. Is this possible?

We don't want to use a router because that will block accessing shares via the school's network as well as mess up connecting to multiplayer games. Since I only am usually using one other comp I figured the 2 NIC idea was the best.

I've heard a switch should work, however, if I don't have to shell out an extra 20 bucks I don't really want to. I have spare NICs and cable at school already.

All comps run winXP Pro. If this works I'm also debating throwing in a 3rd NIC to repeat the process and allow for a third computer to be hooked up.

Thanks for all help in advance. I consider myself average with networking and also creative so feel free to spit out ideas that may help or correct any wrong assumptions I may have.


A:Sharing iNet with 2 NICs ...

2nd NIC, no problem, setup internet sharing, make sure XP's firewall doesn't get in the way, use a cross over cable to connect the two computers together.

Caveats: If you've got the extra NICs, I'd suggest not using the built in NIC. I don't know about that particular motherboard, but most built in NICs steal processing power from the CPU to run. This is usually un-noticeable if you're on a Cable modem, DSL or Dialup network, but at 10/100/1000 Mbps, it will suck the life out of that CPU (ie. it will be working really hard during large file transfers, and the transfers will be very slow, or may die before they're done. It's ugly).

Also, 3 NICs will NOT work. At least not without a LOT of pain. NATing with 3 connections is so complicated, CISCO has had many revisions of their IOS that doesn't do it right. Maybe it's possible to configure correctly under a MS OS, but I wouldn't want to waste several months of my life trying to figure it out. If you want to connect more computers, put a switch on NIC #2, and connect everyone else up to the switch.

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I have a PC with 2 network cards, one wired, one wireless. The wired end is connected to a router (which is connected to my cable modem) the wireless nics is connected to a wireless router (no internet connection). When I try to connect to the internet with this pc I get an error that states the page cannot be found. Apparently it is only looking for the internet on the wireless nic and not the wired one where the internet is.

Can someone help me fix this problem?


A:2 NICs & Internet Access

What you need to do is point the default gateway out the right network. You probably have two routes pointing out both interfaces at the same cost. Unfortunately the OS picked the wrong one to use as it's actual default gateway.

One of the simplest ways to fix this is to increase the default metric of your wireless card to something higher than the default metric of your wired connection. (Higher metrics mean less desirable link.)

Under the network card's TCP/IP properties, click advanced. At the bottom will be the interface metric; most likely 1. Change that to, say, 3. You may need to disconnect and reconnect the networks, or reboot will work too. But that should fix the problem.

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