Host/Server real time data transfer
I need some help, I am a complete beginner with C++ and I am try to develop a program for the company I work for.
What I need is two applications a host app and a server app.
When loaded the host needs to search for all available servers and show a list to choose from. It will then need to send and receive data to and from the server in real time.
When loaded the server needs to broadcast its location so the host app can locate it. It then needs to receive from the host app, process it and send it back in real time.
I would like to have this run on both Windows 7 x32 and x64.
I do not want someone to do all of this for me as I want to use this as a learning experience I just need some guidance. if possible I would like to use Skype or MSN to communicate.