|Subject:||Probably OT ??|
|Posted by:||Mel Smith (med_cutout_synt…@aol.com)|
|Date:||Fri, 31 Aug 2012|
- I run three non-commercial web sites (very low activity) from my
- My router is a D-link Model Name: DIR-825
- My main (and currently only) server is an older Dell Desktop using
Win XP Pro and running Apache 2.22
- I wish to test-run a backup server on a new 64-bit ASUS Laptop
running Win 7 Home-Premium.
- I wish to switch back and forth between the two servers and test
how things work (or don't work).
- I have another Desktop PC (Win XP Pro) on my local network with the
two other machines I just mentioned.
- My range of local IPs is from 192.168.0.10 thru 192.168.0.17
- How do I *quickly* switch back and forth between the two alternate
- I *would like* to have the *same* local IP for each of the servers,
but I don't know how to force the assignment of an IP on each the servers.
That is, I don't understand the options when I enter:
C:\> ipconfig /?
But I assume that there is a set of arguments for me to make *both*
server machines as 192.168.0.11 ??
- And I know that each machine on a local network has to have its own
unique IP -- but I will ensure that each of the server machines is only
turned on and active after the other is turned off.
- Of course, the alternate way is to address the router
(http://192.168.0.1), and make the annoying changes there (passwords, and
trying to understand the graphical portion of the password entry system,
etc). This really bugs me, and is painful.
So, how do I *force* my choice of local IP addresses, please ?
Thanks for any guidance/suggestions offered.