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The following is done on a Windows 7 PC. You would be able to do this on an XP or Vista system too.

So you have two networks that you connecting to, but as you access the one, only to find that the second one loses its functionality. Here’s how to connect to two separate networks and have access to functionality of both networks. In this case we are dealing with one network that has file sharing properties but no internet and the other solely for internet. Personally I struggled a good hour trying to figure it out, so I figured why not help the readers out there.

Let’s get started
1) Connect to first network which is used for internet. We shall call this network 1 for the remainder of this article

2) Connect to second network (local network) which is used for file sharing or whatever you using it for. We shall call this network 2 for the remainder of this article

3) Check your details for your Local network connection and write down your IP address, and gateway

By this time, your internet should have stopped working, due to the fact that Windows will not know which connection to use for internet. The Local network will get priority and if you are reading this; chances are your local network is the network without the internet.

Because windows prioritizes in this way, and because Windows does not allow you to choose which Network gives internet and which gives file or printer sharing, you end up not getting internet at all, but you can access your file and printer sharing on your local network . The work around is simple enough; which most people will fail to continue the process and therefore fail to have both networks work together like they should.

4) Once you connected to both networks, simply right click on the properties of the Network providing internet (Network 1), click properties and sharing. (On Xp it is under that advanced tab)

5) Share the internet with the Local network (Network 2). At this time, your local network should show as unidentified and should show connected after some time.

6) Test your internet connection. All should go well and therefore you now have internet. Test your local connection and you should be denied, but leave the connection as is. (This is where most people will stop and get frustrated that the internet work but local doesn’t and when switching settings back then the reverse is fact.)

7) Right click on your local network (Network 2), click properties and edit your IPv4. You should now see that your IP has been added manually by windows. Click “obtain automatically” and click alternate configurations.

8) Click user configured and key in the information you wrote down. For DNS, simply put the gateway address in there too.

9) Apply all settings and you now have full access to internet as well as your shares on your local network.

NOTE: There will be times when the connection stops working due to computer sleeping; loss in internet connection or rebooting of the computer; the steps that was followed are pretty quick and should just be done over again

 

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