+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 2 of 2
Wireless Networks Thread, Running 2 seperate network connections in Technical; Sorry if this is answered elsewhere, I have a dislike for searching the entire internet for a solution. It makes ...
  1. #1


    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    2,105
    Thank Post
    256
    Thanked 450 Times in 251 Posts
    Rep Power
    141

    Running 2 seperate network connections

    Sorry if this is answered elsewhere, I have a dislike for searching the entire internet for a solution. It makes my patience twitch.

    I connect to my LAN via a good old network cable on an onboard NIC to desktop, running Vista (oh how I wish I had a spare win7 license atm!)

    But I also use my Mobile broadband dongle from time to time.

    What I want to do is, keep one browser, either IE, or firefox on the LAN, able to get to the server etc, and preferably able to see the work's proxy.

    And have the other browser, and one or two apps able to connect to the Mobile broadband (namely, mIRC and/or Teamspeak).

    In theory, if I set IE to the work proxy, and firefox to auto, firefox ought to see the broadband connection, and IE see the works one, but in reality neither will work since Windows Vista is so epically fail, and the fact that windows keeps insisting on putting proxy settings on optional software instead of building it into an external option.

    Any ideas of a way this can be done? do not mind software solutions, or if changing OS will allow me to do it. Buying hardware or expensive software not really an option, unless it's really cheap...

  2. #2
    danrhodes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Wath Upon Dearne
    Posts
    1,513
    Thank Post
    157
    Thanked 181 Times in 150 Posts
    Rep Power
    68
    I would just upgrade from Vista to W7 to make life easier, it seems to handle multiple proxies rather well.

    D

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. refresh network connections script?
    By neon in forum Coding
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10th November 2009, 03:12 PM
  2. Bridging network connections
    By _Bat_ in forum *nix
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 31st December 2008, 04:59 PM
  3. Network Connections
    By Ueline in forum Windows
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 26th March 2008, 04:42 PM
  4. Laptop losing network connections
    By chrbb in forum Windows Vista
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 8th January 2008, 10:53 PM
  5. Tools to use for listing network connections?
    By speckytecky in forum Wireless Networks
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 11th September 2007, 09:53 AM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •