Assigning two IP addresses to one ethernet card in Windows

Two or more IP addresses can be assigned in windows using only one ethernet card. Using Windows XP, go to Start Menu –> Control Panel –> Network Connections –> Select the local area connection you want to assign two IP addresses.
Go to Properties –> Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) –> Advanced –> In IP settings, click add and add the IP address and netmask you want to give to your windows.
Now you can access your system using both the IP addresses.

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15 responses to “Assigning two IP addresses to one ethernet card in Windows”

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  5. Dear All
    I have one qouestion?? I have one server and i need to cofigure two different netowork on our server,in two different network card, both have different DNS wehn I configure DNS on both network then computer goes on surch to find network. plz reply on my mail azsiddiqui77@hotmail.com

    • The pro is that you don’t have to buy and install a new NIC just for the purpose of putting two IP addresses on one system. It’s also impossible to install 10 NICs for 10 IP addresses while one NIC can serve the same purpose very easily. The con is the bandwidth which gets divided between two or more IP addresses.

  6. Not to able to work with two IP address in windows 7.
    One is Internet and another is for Local SAP.

  7. For windows 7 I have been able to set multiple static IP addresses for one NIC, not 1 DHCP and 1 Static simultaneously:
    1. Right click Network and click Open Network and Sharing Center
    2. Click Change adapter settings in the left column
    3. Right click on the adapter you want to configure and click Properties.
    4. Select Internet Protocol Version 4(TCP/IPv4)
    5. Click on Properties.
    6. Set static IP and DNS
    7. Click Advanced
    8. Add the additional IP addresses.
    9. Close all open Properties with OK and IPs are active
    Enjoy
    Anyone know how to use DHCP and Static together on Win7 let me know!

    • For using both DHCP and static address simultaneously:
      1. Right click Network and click Open Network and Sharing Center
      2. Click Change adapter settings in the left column
      3. Right click on the adapter you want to configure and click Properties.
      4. Select Internet Protocol Version 4(TCP/IPv4)
      5. Click on Properties.
      6. In General tab, give your preferred configuration e.g., DHCP
      7. In Alternate Configuration tab, give your secondary configuration e.g., static
      In this case, if DHCP fails, the static configuration will take effect.

  8. sanix, what you are describing is a failover, not concurrently multiple ips as was asked