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Specific network settings based on wifi network

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    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Specific network settings based on wifi network


    Is there a way to setup network profiles or something so that when I bring my Surface Pro to work and connect to the wireless network there it will use the static ip address I have but when I disconnect and then connect to my home wifi it will go back to DHCP? On my MacBook Pro I can go into the network settings and change the location profile I have setup for networks but I don't see anything like this for Windows 8.

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    You can go into IPv4 Properties of this NIC, then you can use the Alternate configuration tab to set up the alternate IP, or use the Advanced tab to add a static IP/gateway/DNS etc. to TCP/IP.
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    Last edited by chev65; 02 Aug 2013 at 19:51.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard


    In addition to chev65's post, the Alternate configuration will only be used if the machine is unable to find a DHCP server rather than using the auto configuration address (169.254.x.x)

    If your work's wireless network has a DHCP server then it will pick that up over the alternate configuration.

    Josh
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Perfect I will setup the static ip for work on the alternate tab and leave the general tab set for my homes dhcp. Thanks guys
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    Quote Originally Posted by spectre51 View Post
    Perfect I will setup the static ip for work on the alternate tab and leave the general tab set for my homes dhcp. Thanks guys
    That usually does the trick spectre51.
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