I want to join two different home networks together like so:
PC A1 PC A2 PC B1 PC B2 \ / \ / Gateway A <----- ethr. cable -----> Gateway B | | ADSL modem A ADSL modem B
Both networks are of the basic residential type with identical configuration, with all PCs running Vista/7. The point is to temporarily join two apartments in a building for gaming and file sharing, and the holy grail would be:
- PCs on network A can access PCs on network B and vice-versa (file shares and gaming).
- Each network uses its own internet connection.
- Data between networks shouldn't take a trip through the internet (broadband upload speeds are severely capped)
- A network's internet access should continue working if the joining cable is disconnected with minimal configuration changes.
How closely can this be achieved?