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To configure your computer (tested on Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Server 2003) to use both a DHCP obtained IP address and a statically configured IP address follow these steps



Configure your computer to use DHCP

  • Right-click My Network Places and choose Properties.
  • On the NIC that is (usually) labelled as Local Area Connection – right-click and choose Properties.
  • Select TCP/IP (make sure you don’t remove the check mark accidentally) and press the Properties button.
  • Make sure you have “Obtain Automatically” selected.
  • You can verify your settings by running ipconfig /all at a Command Prompt

Add a second static, IP address

  • Click Start and choose Run. Enter Regedit and press Enter.

Note: On Windows 2000 and NT you need to run Regedt32 instead.

  • Navigate to

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters
\Interfaces\{B003AD4A-B6DB-44FD-9741-CBA3C51B6498}

(actual GUID of the NIC may vary, select the one that represents your own NIC)

  • Select the IPAddress key and double click it.
  • In the Edit Multi String dialog box enter a second (and third and so on) IP address. Make sure you enter each IP on a separate line. Click Ok.
  • Select the SubnetMask key and double click it.
  • In the Edit Multi String dialog box enter a second (and third and so on) Subnet Mask. Make sure you enter each Subnet Mask on a separate line. Click Ok.
  • Close the registry editor.

Go back to your network properties, right-click your NIC and select Disable.

Right-click your NIC and select Enable.

Verify your settings by running ipconfig /all at a Command Prompt

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  6 Responses to “Configure Windows 2003/XP/2000 to use DHCP and Static IP addresses at the same time”

  1. Under what circumstances would you want to set a NIC up this way.

  2. This seems to be broken in XPsp3

  3. I got it working in SP3. Make sure the first ip and subnet stays as it was: 0.0.0.0 in both cases

  4. sorry, I was wrong, wasn’t sp3…. :-(

  5. which ip and subnet mask will i set here
    (actual GUID of the NIC may vary, select the one that represents your own NIC)
    • Select the IPAddress key and double click it.
    • In the Edit Multi String dialog box enter a second (and third and so on) IP address. Make sure you enter each IP on a separate line. Click Ok.
    • Select the SubnetMask key and double click it.
    • In the Edit Multi String dialog box enter a second (and third and so on) Subnet Mask. Make sure you enter each Subnet Mask on a separate line. Click Ok.

  6. I am using xp sp3 …

    My problem is, I just cannot make it to work for my wireless adapter, although it does work on my wired adapter ;-(

    Anybody knows why ??

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