Ran into a problem again.
Can you please give me an idea how to send out a simple 8-bit long message (or whatever) through the Ethernet (LAN)?
Is there a component like the serial communications components?
I'm using Borland C++ Builder 5.0.
Any ideas are welcome!
Look for some tutorials on Winsock
I'm checking it right now, but my problem is that I don't want to use an Internet connection.
I have to use the LAN (802.3) for data communication between a PC and a data reading/transferring device (in effect a scanner reader terminal). So I won't use Internet TCP/IP if possible.
I don't know yet what kind of addressing will that device use, so I'll need something more universal than TCP/IP comms.
However thanks for the tip, maybe I can work something out of it anyway.
You dont need an internet connection.
Just an IP address of another pc on the LAN. Send the data on a specific port to that pc via a socket, have a server on the recieveing pc to read the data and do something with it.
I won't be communicating with PCs :) I'll be communicating with automatic terminals. I'll have to check if I can emulate a client-like environment in those terminals.
Well a first step is a good long read of the manuals for the equipment you want to talk to.
The first step will be to plan them ;)