Today we can hard set the IP numbers and connect the 2 PCs over Ethernet and done.
I'm looking for a way to control a computer from my main computer without internet connection (with a cable).
I've already set a remote control with tight vnc in the past, now I would like to do something similar without going through a modem.
What would be the most optimal setup ? The purpose of this computer would be to run some simple program 24/24 and some experiments like keeping tracks of room's temperature, etc. It is an old computer (it has about 2 Go ram) running on windows XP, so I'd like to know, is there anything that would be better (best case scenario) than windows XP ? I don't know much about server, but as a programmer, I'd like to know what is possible and most efficient.