Need to have two computers on network with same name
Posted on 2006-04-20
We have 2 new CNC Routing machines installed in our factory - we are a kitchen & joinery company. Each routing machine is run by a pc and according to the installers, the machine communicates with the PC via the PC's computer name. Apparantly changing the computer name to anything other than the default causes the machine to not function.
The problem is that both of our machines have PCs with the same computer name. This causes a problem when we want to connect them to our existing network. We get a "duplicate computer name" error. Both PCs are running Windows 2000.
Is there anyway to fiddle IPs/Subnets so that we can have the 2 PCs coexisting on the network with the same computer name?