I have an industrial PC with 4 Ethernet port, I would like to use this PC as a router on windows 7. Before we used Ubuntu so there is an open source solutiosn, but unfortunately the UPS power supply doesn't support Ubuntu, so now we have to change the operation system to windows embedded standard 7. Is it possible to set up a PC to act as a router.
To forward packets (act as a router) between attached networks you can change/create a registry setting:
To modify the static routing table use the
To check it has been enabled use
If all devices are connected to a NIC on the industrial PC, you would simply need to connect to the PC using Remote Desktop. You can then connect to the other devices.
We use Dameware or VNC to make the conenction to the Industrial PC and the open an RDP conenction to the other connected PCs. In some cases it is only needed to manage controls software on the Industrial PC for assoiated devices like cameras or PLCs.
You do not need to configure much, especially if you connect to the other subnets by IP.