9 years ago
round a network situation.
Pi is downstairs in the parlour acting as a PVR, media centre, always-on
bittorrent client and network file server. It's connected to the
modem/router via an ethernet cable and accessed via SSH and VNC. So far,
However, when we have visitors, my wife insists that I take it upstairs
to my study because "all the wires look a mess". She has a point.
Upstairs I have a dual boot (Windows 8/Linux Mint 13) PC with 2 ethernet
ports. One port is connected via wired ethernet to the downstairs
modem/router and I want to connect the Pi to the other during its
periods of banishment. Wi-Fi doesn't reach here.
How do I get the Pi to recognise where it is so that it can adapt to its
situation? I don't want to have "upstairs" and "downstairs" SD cards,
nor do I want DHCP servers on the upstairs machine (not least because I
don't know how to do it). Obviously I don't expect it to carry out all
its functions upstairs but it would be nice to experiment with it
(particularly when we have visitors).
Ideally I would like both Windows and Linux to be available.