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Old 06-19-2008, 03:06 PM   #1
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I have an XP machine that I need to access 3 different networks in my small office. Each network needs to be secure but I need to manage this small office and rather quickly. Have you ever bseen or do you recommend using 3 NICs in my PC to connect to the 3 switches of each network?

One is set up as 192.168.1.x
The second is 192.168.9.x
The last is 10.0.0.x
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Old 06-19-2008, 10:12 PM   #2
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Could you describe a little more as to why there are 3 different networks? Kind of an odd setup for a "small office" if you ask me. If we understand a little more of what you're doing, there might be a better way to go about it.

FYI, inside your NIC TCP/IP properties is an "alternate" configuration tab where you can manually input ip configuration for a 2nd connection.
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Old 06-19-2008, 10:25 PM   #3
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Assuming you have enough empty PCI slots for the NICs, 3 separate NICs will work fine. But if you don't, then you might wanna look into NICs that have multiple ports.
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You'll be fine, we run 2 nics in each of the programmer computers where I work. 1 for the main network, and one for the development network.
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yea it will work perfectly fine as none of the ip's will conflict. does seem like an odd setup though lol
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Old 06-24-2008, 03:58 PM   #6
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The set up is in a radio station.

One NIC card goes to the business office network. The second NIC goes to the automation system and the third NIC is to the studio/producers' network. They are all independent for security reasons but this one person who handles sales & operations needs access to all three networks.

Currently he is using PCAnywhere which is just a bear.
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