I’ve connected my working computer with another one using a direct Ethernet cable. The other machine is a desktop computer that has no peripherals (including keyboard, mouse, and monitor) attached and I want to access it using RDP and SMB. The IP addresses are auto-configured, so it gets something in the range
I can wait until Windows recognizes the other machine or scan IP addresses but both take long and unpredictable amount of time. Is there any faster way to recognize the machine on the other end of a direct Ethernet cable? I’ve thought about making a broadcast “Ethernet ping” and reverse ARP but cannot find any instructions for this technique.