Dual NICs and a switch Tags: Routers Windows Server 2008 Switch Servers Networking Last response: January 8, 2010 9:38 PM in Networking Share jzfredricks January 7, 2010 3:15:43 AM Hi all, just looking for some help on setting up a network. I've got 2 servers (Windows Server 2008), 10 PCs (XP) and a switch. The servers have 2 NICs each, and there is a lot of network traffic between the 2 servers. My plan was to connect them using the spare NIC and a crossover cable. The main reason for doing this is to cutout the switch. All PC-to-Server conns would still go through the switch. Is this doable? Advisable? Common? If so, can anyone please let me know (roughly) how this is done? Or even some search terms that I can google? thanks in advance jack More about : dual nics switch Kewlx25 January 7, 2010 4:16:18 PM You *might* be able to assign the same IP to both NICs then set your route table to use your server-to-server NIC instead of the switch when it tries to contact the other server. I've never had to do this, so I'm not sure about the most transparent way of setting this up. m 0 l GhislainG January 8, 2010 9:38:45 PM If both NICs on each server are the same, why not team them? m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedConnecting dual NIC server directly to two switches Forum Windows 2008, Cable Modem, 24 port switch, 2 NICs Forum SolvedStrange network issue Switching between Nics Forum ((for NIC Teaming)) Dual (D-Link DGE-528T) PCI NICs or Dual Intel chipsets on Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD5H Forum Dual Intel I210 nics Forum SolvedDual Nics for accessing network, and dedicated NAS Forum Maximize Fileserver dual NICS Forum Multi Network with dual nics Forum A 1GHz processor 256MB of RAM dual NICs and dual power supplies what can be adde Forum Rras dual nics using static ip Forum Dual NICs - Forcing an application to choose one... Forum Dual NICs in Vista = problematic Forum Dual NICs? Forum Server 2003 with dual nics - how to choose ip dns reports Forum Dual NICs configuration Forum Config of dual NICs Forum dual nics satellite ISC add 700 wireless router Forum Solvedso i wanna switch from hdmi to dual link dvi but i still want audio through my monitor. what cable do i buy for audio? Forum SolvedSurge of AV Switch Killed NIC's? Forum Solvednic teaming 1 switch + router Forum More resources Read discussions in other Networking categories Routers Gateways VPN LAN WAN Firewalls Cisco Netgear !