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Windows 7: Connecting to Two Networks Simultaneously

21 Dec 2013   #11

Windows 7 Professional x64

Well, I'm not sure. The network I had going at the time when this thread was started was file networking via Ethernet and internet access via wireless. I changed it since then and got a router with DD-WRT and made the router a wireless bridge allowing me access to my file network and internet simultaneously. No need to alter adapter settings anymore unless I wanted a static IP.

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22 Dec 2013   #12

Windows 7 Professional x64

I dunno about that. The file sharing network was an ethernet connection cause lets face it, wireless transfers are slow. The network that had internet access was via a wireless adapter. That being said, I'd imagine that just getting past the wireless connection would make getting into the file sharing network easy since you don't need an SSID or password when accessing a network via ethernet. I wouldn't worry about spying anyways since unless you have a high profile job, what reason does anyone have to watch you?
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22 Dec 2013   #13

thank you

well thought and intelligent answer bro! i have enemies but you educated me....could you try to hack in, it will be a good test
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22 Dec 2013   #14

Windows 7 Professional x64

No problem, but I'm not a hacker and you probably won't find anyone else here willing to do that, even if they have the capabilities to do so since it's considered a crime. Best of luck.
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05 Jun 2014   #15

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

I'm looking for the same, I found this two sites so far, haven't tested yet:
Connectify Switchboard - Frequently Asked Questions
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19 Mar 2017   #16

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Needed exact same thing as OP. Here is how I accomplished it...

1. Router 1 - Wireless router for internet access using private LAN. Router set as DHCP server. Win7 computer wireless adapter IP4 set to dynamic IP and dynamic Gateway (will use
2. Router 2 - Wired router (actually wireless router, but has antenna turned off making it basically just a switch) for secondary private file sharing network using LAN (or any other private IP4 as desired). Router set as DHCP server (for most nodes on this network). Within router setup - set Win7 computer mac address to have dedicated static (may not be required). Win7 computer wired adapter IP4 set to static, gateway set to static but did not provide a gateway address (that way, the wireless router gateway will be used for internet. Alternatively you can also set this gateway to point to wireless router if you wish).

This setup establishes 2 separate LANs that can be accessed by the same computer simultaneously. Both networks can share files with their respective network nodes (but not between networks), and only the wireless network will be used for internet access.

Hopefully this makes sense...

Here is a visual diagram... hopefully this is more clear than the explanation...

Of course the IP addresses that I setup for each network were just based on the default for the particular routers that I had at the time... your private networks can be any IP addresses within the accepted private ranges. For example... could be 10.0.0.x for wireless, and 10.0.1.x (rather than 192.168.1.x) for the other. Or many other choices/combinations that you prefer...

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