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Adding a second network card question

Q: Adding a second network card question


Here's the situation:

Running Windows 2000 Pro, have 2 network card installed. The first network card I have installed is plugged into 2 other computers through a switch and is segmented from the entire network. The reason why I'm installing the second network card is to have Internet and printing purposes. Anyways, I installed the second nic and plugged the network cable into my other switch which is tied into my network. I entered in all my settings IP, Gateway, DNS, but when I try to access the internet can't get on. So to me it looks like it's looking at the default network card which isn't connected to the Internet. So how can I configure it to see the second network card for Internet etc. Any help would greatly appreciated.

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A: Adding a second network card question

Suspect you are using the same network address on both network cards?

For example can't have one card and the other on one and on the other would be OK.

2 nics may not be what you need?
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A:Will adding a 2nd network card improve local network transfer speed

That won't really help the way you are describing the problem, although adding access points will help with streaming to wireless devices.

Although there is a setting in Group Policy that allows you to use two connections at the same time, I don't believe it will help in this situation.

I've done many HD movie streaming tests on my system.

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JTM said:


I have this PC Chips K7 motherboard, it's got integrated video, but wow does it suck. I'm pretty sure there's a way that I can add my Radeon to the system, but I don't know how. I put it in today, and the screen didn't even start, probobly because of an irq conflict. What's the correct way to do this?Click to expand...

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to Isolate the W.R from your lan, connect

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I looked up your motherboard. Unless you've replaced the mobo (and I'm assuming you have not if you're posting here) you have a IPISB-CU (Carmel2) motherboard in that machine. The unfortunate news is that you will not be able to use a GTX 950 with this motherboard. The reason? This bios on this motherboard is legacy and the newer graphics cards require UEFI. There is no update or fix for this from HP. Your option is to either find a graphics card that will run with a legacy bios or replace the motherboard. I just came across this problem myself. I have an h8-1114 with the same motherboard. I purchased a GTX 960 FTW assuming that HP was providing updates for their hardware (bios). After hours on the phone with Nvidia we finally figured out it was the bios. And a call to Evga quickly confirmed it was the bios and there is no fix for it and HP isn't providing an update the problem. Personally I'm working on a limited budget but the original video card that came with this machine isn't an option for me (it's been log ago given to my daughter for her machine to play Minecraft). I'm using an old GTX 260 we had laying around and can't play some of the games I enjoy because of it. I will be replacing the mobo and will NEVER EVER again buy a pre-built computer.  HP has completely disgusted me with this machine. This is not the first issue I've had that would not have existed if I had built the machine myself. Here's the mobo I've picked to replace HP's peice of garbage that should be compatable with all the other hardware you have (your RAM, CPU, etc.).
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A:adding a new 128 memory card

256MB total divided by 3 slots equals 85.3MB per slot, but they don't make 85.3MB modules so there's an error somewhere.

Does the 128MB chip work with each 32MB stick and show the right amount? If you put in both each stick by itself does it show the correct size for each one?

You may also want to exchange the new stick for a different one. Make sure its a close match to the existing RAM, ie. PC66 or PC100, Chips on one side vs chips on both sides of the stick.

You should also run a Memory testor once you get a combination that works:
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A:Question about adding a wireless adapter

To avoid any chance of interference between two adapters, either turn off the integrated one (using the actual or virtual [key combination] switch on the laptop) or in Network Connections right click on that adapter and select 'disable.'

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A:Question about adding RAM, filling all slots?

Take your pick Doc, shouldn't make any difference, unless your comp cant take 8, check specs at Dell.

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A:question about adding another OS manually via boot.ini

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A:adding payment amounts Lab question 2 HELP

Try replacing "amountPayed += payableArray[indx].getClass().getPayableAmount();"
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A:adding RAM question (wrong forum?)

Ram is extremely finicky. You can't just buy any ol' 512, unfortunately.

What motherboard do you have, and what kind of ram do you currently have installed?

If you don't know, you can run this program on your computer, and tell us the results.
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A:Re-adding computer to network

Hello and Welcome to TSF,

Did you install the drivers for the pc?
Did you add protection?
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Is this setup as a member server?

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A:Adding Vista PC to network with XP's

jtwilburt said:

I have an existing network, all Dell with Netgear router working fine, file sharing printer sharing etc great. New (Dell) laptop on Vista cannot see other computers, their files or the printer which is connected to one of the XP systems. Vista machine shows as connected to the router and I have internet on the Vista machine. All PC's are on the same workgroup. Dell says it's not a Vista problem (haha) and I know enough to know I need help with this. BTW, it's my wife's new laptop so if you're married you understand how anxious I am to fix this.Click to expand...

Did you try waiting a while , then rebooting, to see if the laptop could 'see' the other computers? Sometimes it can take a while before the router finally 'wakes up' and realizes there's another computer out there.

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A:Adding Network Printers

Never noticed that group policy. Where is it located?
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What's the model number of the NAS?

Chances are you add users in the NAS's webpage.
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A:Help Adding Network Printer

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A:Adding Network Printers

for network printer just put some IP ADRES in printer setup...

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A:Adding video card to HP Envy 700-216

Hi: When you install a non-HP video card on any HP PC that came with Windows 8 or newer from the factory, you need to change two BIOS settings before adding your new video card. Please see this link for what settings to will need to remove the video card if you have not done so already to change the settings.
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Please don't post duplicate threads........reply here:
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I have a notebook, it's a HP dv1340
Pentium M 750 1.86 Ghz
1 GB ram
100 GB HDD
915GM graphics accelerator.
This says that the 915GM has discreet graphics: PCI Express x16.,100,101&familyID=7&culture=en-US

I was reading around about "discreet graphics" and this is where it gets fuzzy. It SOUNDS like a way to upgrade your GPU (with a discreet graphics chip of course).
Does this mean I can pop in a discreet graphics chip and use it? or am I dreaming?

A:Adding Discreet Graphics Card

Crypty said:

Hey, I've been looking around a bit for info on this but nothing is crystal clear.
This says that the 915GM has discreet graphics: PCI Express x16.,100,101&familyID=7&culture=en-US

I was reading around about "discreet graphics" and this is where it gets fuzzy. It SOUNDS like a way to upgrade your GPU (with a discreet graphics chip of course).
Does this mean I can pop in a discreet graphics chip and use it? or am I dreaming?Click to expand...

Maybe it's trying to keep things personal ?? j/k
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Hi This is my first Video Work Won't Adding Card - post on this Adding Video Card - Won't Work forum and I hope someone can help me out I m trying to add a ATI Rage Pro Turbo PCI video card and I am probably doing things in the wrong order and i am nervous i ll end up without any display I have on-board graphics on my motherboard Gigabyte K VM MAE and in the manual it says that on-board graphics is automatically disabled when you add a graphics card So in Device Manager Adding Video Card - Won't Work I uninstalled the on-board graphics shut down and installed the ATI card in PCI I connected my monitor to the new card and restarted Monitor says no signal I hooked the monitor back to the old output and i have display but with lower resolution than I had before i was able to change back to proper resolution I went back to Device Manager and the on-board graphics was still there and the new ATI card was recognized too In Properties it says Device cannot start Code What am I doing wrong Thanks Sean Acer Aspire T Adding Video Card - Won't Work AMD Sempron GHz GB HD MB DDR RAM Gigabyte K VM MAE Motherboard Windows XP Home Edition nbsp

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Double check your cable. Make sure you didn't bend any pins.
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im about to buy a graphics card from staples for my celeron/XP/633/256mb computer and wondering about the benefits.

the graphics card (i forgot the name brand) is about $49 with 32mb.
(it is that name brand one that has a science fiction picture of a guy looking through a one lens binocular)

anyways,besides graphics for games,will there be any image benefits when just surfing the net.