Networking PC to PC......
Posted on 2004-08-05
I am currently running a PC with Win2K which hosts a LAN link to 8 Engineering Milling Machines. Its just for transfer of CAD files, nothing more (All switch ports are in use). Next to it I have another PC running XP. I want to network the two PC's together but without connecting via our existing ethernet switch ie I want to network them seperately by another means....
The reason I want to do this is to Ghost the first PC onto the second one for backup. I have currently got the PC's linked by this USB cable, but it only allows file transfer, and not true networking (It was from china....)
What are my options?
Is there a way of running 2 LANS and disconnecting cables to switch over etc....??
Is there a way of true networking by some other means (maybe I bought the wrong type of USB cable)???
Your help would be greatly appreciated.