Networking LNM on a second PC

I have my old MSFS PC doing very little these days and although I have managed with the help of MS, much faffing about and limited success to get the old PC visible, accessible and useable from the first (New replacement MSFS PC) I was wonderi g if I might get a workable solution from a pair of USB3 to Ethernet adapters allowing me to run a networked Little NavMap ( and possibly other peripheral programs) on that second PC? Any thoughts or words of wisdom would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

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LNM does this natively already, you don’t need anything fancy just needs to be on the same network as the SIM PC. The instructions are in the manual

If you aren’t sure from there, here’s a video on it.

Thanks Skypilot. I already have had that page as a shortcut for a long time now and it is that which is driving my enquiry really. Can I seet up a parallel network connection between the two computers by hardwiring via the two adapters mentioned? It would be a lot more reliable than trying to get the two computers to talk reliably through Windows for sure :slight_smile:

Thank you very much for your thought though, it is appreciated, I promise you.

Hi @Magic6420,
I’m no expert at this, but I’m not sure how connecting two PCs using two USB3 to Ethernet adapters would be any different than connecting them via the ethernet ports at the back of the PCs (assuming that these exist, of course).

You would still have to configure Windows on both PCs to communicate via TCP/IP using the properties page for the adapters shown within Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network Connections.

I’m also assuming that you have a router that the two PCs can plug into to communicate. If you don’t, then it is possible to connect two PC ethernet ports directly, but you need a special cross-over cable to do this. A normal cable will not work.]


This is correct,

Really over complicating things, just plug into your LAN and configure.

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Brilliant! Thanks chaps. I was worried about ending up with a headache squared and this looks like it. Not a problem to stay as I am right now as there is enough horsepower in the newer 12900K PC to run LNM painlessly and above all simply, on that along with everything else. It is just that it might have been nice to run a few peripheral programs on the older machine.

Thank you both very much for your thoughts and time.