I have the following setup.
A router configured for DHCP with 16 ports. 1 wan port. There is a PC connected to port 6 that obtains its IP dynamically from the router. This PC runs software that transmits streams of alphanumerical data obtained from process instrumentation to a remote server. data arrives into this PC thru a 9 pin serial port.
I also have a Laptop, which I use to send and recieve email....
My Problem: Inorder to send and recieve email from my laptop, i have to temporarily remove that data streaming PC from the Network connection and connect the RJ-45 cable to the Laptop's NIC. Is there a solution, where by i can do this without distrupting the network connectivity of the Datastreaming PC.?