[ltp] Switching Between Networks

James Knott linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Tue, 25 Nov 2003 17:41:43 -0500

Rob Smith wrote:
> I would like to be able to use my 600E both at home, on my DSL, and also at
> work, on a corporate LAN. At home, I've got a static IP, using my DSL
> Router's IP as the default Gateway, and my ISP's DNS server's IP addresses.
> At work, I am running DHCP. I also require use of an internet proxy server.
> I've seen two different applications to help automate this process. One is
> called NetSwitch and the other being Quickswitch. I am wondering if anyone
> out there has experience with either or both of these apps, and could advise
> me of your impressions. Also, if anyone has other ideas for automating this
> process (I would imagine that I'll still have to reset the proxy in Mozilla
> either way) that would be appreciated.
> BTW, I'm running SuSe 9.0 on a 600E (2645-4BU).

I do similar.  All you have to do, is set up your static IP and then 
when at work start dhcp.  If you want to automate it, ping on a known IP 
to determine which way you want to go.