Here's a great little program that saves many lots of headaches when I take my laptop to different places.
It's called NetSetMan (as in "Network Settings Manager"), and it has a free version with 99% of the features most of us need (the pro also has the ability to change the proxy settings). Very cool, and very useful.
NetSetMan is a network settings manager which can easily switch between 6 different, visually structured profiles including:
- IP Address
- Subnet Mask
- Default Gateway
- Preferred & Alternate DNS Server
- Computer Name
- DNS Domain
- WINS Server
- Default Printer
- Run Scripts
- Unlimited Amount of Profiles
- Complete Proxy Settings (Internet Explorer & Firefox)
- Home Page (Internet Explorer & Firefox)