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. GhislainG January 8, 2010 9:38:45 PM If both NICs on each server are the same, why not team them? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumMaximize Fileserver dual NICS ForumMulti Network with dual nics ForumDual NICs ? Forumdual nics satellite ISC add 700 wireless router ForumW2K3 with 2 NICs and 2 ISPs strange problem. ForumQuestion about Multiple NICs ForumUsing Dual Gigabit Ethernet Mobo as a switch ? ForumNIC teaming on DL360/4000m switch ForumNeed buying advice on X58 motherboard with SATA III, USB 3.0, dual NIC ForumDual Nic Backup server question ForumDual PCI NICS trump 2x PCIE 1.0?? ForumDual Nic Increases performance? ForumA 1GHz processor 256MB of RAM dual NICs and dual power supplies what can be adde ForumHow do i connect 2 computers to the same modem using dlink switch ForumWindows Server 2008 dual nic trouble ForumPulling DHCP from Cable Modem instead of wireless router ForumWhats the correct way to connect a router and switch to the internet? ForumHow to configure a switch ForumCable modem directly to switch. mistake? Forum[Solved] Dual gigabit ethernet+lan'ing More resources Read discussions in other Networking categories Routers Gateways VPN LAN WAN Firewalls Cisco Netgear !