Multiple IP addresses with one network card


In windows, there a quite a few reasons to have multiple ip addresses. Whether you are setting up new equipment or just running connectivity tests.

Many people recommend setting up multiple NICs and either bridging the or running them seperately.

However, when we need a secondary address it's normally just for a brief period of time an gateways are rarely involved.

Windows has the option, when you change your IP address manually and click the advance button.

You will see a box to add an IP address. So if you are on a 192.168.2.x and need to connect into that new linksys router you just bought, you could easily add a address and browse to it without disconnecting from you current network.

How do you work on multiple subnets, windows or Linux? Let us know in the comments.