will XP auto detect more than one network setup?

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Hi all,

I'm a volunteer at my kids middle school and have taken on the task of
keeping their computers functioning, XP is new to me but I am learning
by fire here... ;-) I have some knowledge, but am by no means an
expert. I am the most comptuer literate person at the school. My
experience is mostly with Win98se.

My challenge is this, the teachers all have been supplied laptops for
use at the school and at home, The school has it's own network with
one hardwired access in each room, all the computers (desktops and
laptops) have been setup by assigning static IP in the network setup
window. (This was all done long before I arrived)

Recently one of the teachers has installed a router in her room to be
able to connect more than one computer.. this of course changed the IP
settings which I did just fine and all are working, and one teacher
is having trouble reaccessing the schools network after using her
laptop on her comcast connection at home. She says that connection is
auto detected, but then when she comes back to the school, it will not
connect on the school's network.

Is there a way to setup the computers to auto detect all these
different settings?

Thanks,
niteowl
 
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Please take this question to the windowsxp.network_web and
windowsxp.configuration_manage newsgroups.

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"niteowl" <niteowl@NOniteowlproductionsSPAM.com> wrote in message
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> Hi all,
>
> I'm a volunteer at my kids middle school and have taken on the task of
> keeping their computers functioning, XP is new to me but I am learning
> by fire here... ;-) I have some knowledge, but am by no means an
> expert. I am the most comptuer literate person at the school. My
> experience is mostly with Win98se.
>
> My challenge is this, the teachers all have been supplied laptops for
> use at the school and at home, The school has it's own network with
> one hardwired access in each room, all the computers (desktops and
> laptops) have been setup by assigning static IP in the network setup
> window. (This was all done long before I arrived)
>
> Recently one of the teachers has installed a router in her room to be
> able to connect more than one computer.. this of course changed the IP
> settings which I did just fine and all are working, and one teacher
> is having trouble reaccessing the schools network after using her
> laptop on her comcast connection at home. She says that connection is
> auto detected, but then when she comes back to the school, it will not
> connect on the school's network.
>
> Is there a way to setup the computers to auto detect all these
> different settings?
>
> Thanks,
> niteowl