Greetings. I am brainstorming this morning. (ahhh caffeine)
I use LPX on a MacBook Pro triggering samples from a PC using VE. It works, but can be wonky at times. I'm going though multiple switches. I know that can add to problems.
I ordered an M1 Mac mini w/a 10G Ethernet port. I already use a thunderbolt 3 dock with an ethernet port, so the Mini will have access to two ethernet ports.
If I picked up a 10G network card for the PC (giving it two Ethernet ports) would I be able to do connect the 10G ports from PC to Mac together directly -- only for use with VE (no routers, no switches... a direct connection), while using the regular gigabit ports for my regular networking, internet etc etc?
In my mind, this should work really nicely. Question #1 - Would it?
Question #2 What sort of network setup would one need to do for the direct connection on a separate network? I'm guessing both 10G NIC cards would need to be in the same subnet? Static IP? Or, set up a DHCP server on the Mac? I don't think I've connected two computers directly without a router/switch since the Laplink days hahah.
Thanks in advance for any insights you may have.