Re: Re: Bonding with Vmware

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Windows XP allows alternate/multiple IP configurations without having you to change your current IP and gateway settings. The important part of the setting is the gateway entries because Windows XP will determine the proper routes. You can check the effect with the command prompt “route print”.

Take for example, you are in subnet and you are using static IP address with the default gateway (router LAN gateway IP address):

If you are currently set on subnet and you are using static IP configuration, you can access subnet used by zeroshell in VMWARE by configuring your default LAN connection settings as below:

In case of the above image is not available…Open your currently used Windows XP LAN connection properties (“Local Area Connection”). Open Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) properties from the list. Click the “Advanced” button to access the advanced settings. Don’t delete your current IP and default gateway entries. Enter another new IP address 192.168.0.x in the IP address list (x = any number you like so that you will be in but not 75 as it is used by zeroshell Key in another new gateway IP in the gateway list.

You will be able to access the zeroshell website to reconfigure its network settings by using your preferred subnet. I prefer to create a new zeroshell database and use the new database with the new network subnet ( later on. So, I will not tamper the original zeroshell VMWARE database.

Once you have done the reconfiguration, you can remove the subnet from your default Windows XP LAN connection settings and maintain the subnet.

For those who are using dynamic IP configuration, you won’t be able to see any IP address and gateway IP entries. So, you will need to assign a static IP address and default gateway. By default, if you buy an internet router, the router is set with static LAN gateway IP address And your dynamic IP address will fall between the subnet. You can view your current dynamic IP address by keying in the command prompt “ipconfig /all” and check your “Local Area Connection” entry. Use your current dynamic IP and set it as static IP address with the default gateway as IP in your Windows XP LAN settings.