I am connecting to many different networks on a regular basis. Some use DHCP and the other requires a static IP to be set in different network classes (10.x.x.x, 192.168.x.x)

Is there a way to set the network adapter to change when a new network is selected (similar to profiles in wicd)

Just to be clear, what I am doing currently now is opening properties on my adapter -> Internet Protocol Version 4 -> Properties -> Then flip between DHCP settings and use the following IP address.

This is also problematic as the static IP is cleared when I select DHCP. So I need to keep a list of valid IPs as well.

I am aware of alternative configuration as mentioned Automatically picking network settings based on the wifi network and Static and dynamic networks on the same network adapter, but I require more configurations than one.


I use the tool NetSetMan to have different profiles.

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You can switch to different profiles which a rightclick on the trayicon of the tool.


Up to now I use NetProfiles. Did not know NetSetMan, but looks interesting, too.

  • It looks like a great and up and comming project, but there seems to be a lot of windows 7 and windows 8 issues that still have been unresolved. – DarkSheep May 27 '13 at 12:42
  • I have to confess that I use it on XP (where it works nicely), while the question has a Win8 tag - true. – mikuszefski May 27 '13 at 15:45

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