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I use my laptop (Windows Vista Ultimate) to connect to a wireless network in college, which assigns a dynamic IP address, and at home, with a static IP address and DNS server.
I'm looking for a good solution/software to switch between college/home settings without changing them manually.
I've found an open-source application called Network Switcher, but the official site says that its development has been discontinued.

Any other suggestions? Thanks.

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Funny because I know the guy who coded Network Switcher. What functionality are you looking for? He could have stopped development because he feels nothing is really missing. Apps are the best when they are simple. Anyway you can reach him on neowin he's there a lot: – John T Sep 28 '09 at 0:31
Here's another one that is under active development: – TimothyP Apr 20 '14 at 14:34
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Here are two programs to switch between pre-configured network settings:

IP Organizer 2

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the website is in Turkish, here's the download link.

IP Organizer is freeware.


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NetSetMan is free for personal use.

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Thanks for the suggestions :) – Moayad Mardini Sep 27 '09 at 11:33
you're more than welcome. – Molly7244 Sep 27 '09 at 11:45

I don't know if this helps but I've found this.

It's for Vista, I don't know which OS you are using since you didn't mentioned it. I'd assume Windows 7 to have a similar feature.

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I'm afraid that's not what I'm looking for, that doesn't create distinct settings for every network. – Moayad Mardini Sep 27 '09 at 10:38

Looking for the same advice, I found this article:

The article lists NetSetMan and IP Organizer along a few others, namely: Net Profiles, Free IP Switcer and Cye Network Profile.

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Check the software that came with the laptop. Dell's ship (or at least used to ship) with a program called QuickSet. It caused a lot of problems for people because it would tend to disable your NIC if you were on battery power, and the cable was unplugged, but it did not detect when the status changed. However if you disabled that, one of the cool features was the ability to set network profiles. I used it to change the network settings, and even the default printer depending on which office I was in.

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