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How to split one physical NIC into two NICs without Virtualization?

How to split one physical NIC into two NICs to accommodate two separate networks?

I have one physical NIC and have a need for two different network connections: one static ip connection and one dhcp on two different network subnets.

Can this be done without virtualization on Windows OS?

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peetz
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This might be the wrong place to ask this question 😉

I assume you have configured a trunk of multiple VLANs on the switch port where the physical NIC connects to.

In Windows 2012 (R2?) you can add the single physical NIC to a "NIC Team", and then create multiple new network interfaces from the team, each in a separate VLAN.

See e.g. here: https://technet.microsoft.com/de-de/library/mt179274.aspx

I'm not sure though if this also works with earlier version of Windows Server or with Workstations.

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vipclubber
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Is there a way to do this without adding a second physical NIC card but instead splitting the one physical NIC into two like per 2012 R2 example?

What if the client is Windows 7 or Windows 10?

Thanks in advance...

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peetz
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Well, a "NIC Team" can consist of only one physical NIC. Sorry, if I was not clear enough ...

It should also work in Windows 10, but it seems to be broken there, at least currently.

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vipclubber
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So theoretically, on Windows 10, if we have one physical NIC and add this NIC into "NIC teaming" solution, it will produce two failover NICs with each NIC able to be on different subnet and without any virtualization?

By the way, are there any instructions on how to make this happen? I assume this would be done through Power Shell which is available on both 2012 and 10?

Thanks in advance...

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