I have created a system that currently transfers data via 3.5"
floppy. The "host" machine runs under Windows XP, but the (laptop)
machines that produce the data run small DOS programs I wrote: they must
remain DOS-based because their output data is real-time and cannot
tolerate Windows overhead or extraneous interrupts.
I'd _like_ to enhance this system by connecting the computers with a
wired cable network connection, but first I must make sure that the XP
machine will be able to "see" the other computers as network drives -
something I don't know, nor how to achieve. If I _could_ set up such a
connection, I could modify my host application to look for/read data
files from a different selected drive (not A:).
Is this possible? If so, where should I start (and with what)? TIA