ideally 1 nic with two IP addresses should be ok but depends on what kind of requirements you have.
2 nics on the same pc, might have some configuration issues to be dealt with when times comes to perform effective routing if that pc is also acting as a router or has a router connected to it. people have had many issues or so much as to say "problems" with IRQ conflicts on the two network cards. but if you can make your way around those conflicts and other issues, this method can used as well.
but ideally one pc with 1 nic and two static IP addresses should be a good combination as you dont need to worry about most issues faced by the other combination.
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Re: 1 NIC with 2 IP addresses
13 years 3 weeks ago #13796