Accessing Databases over the LAN

Accessing a database over a LAN is essentially no different than accessing a database on your local machine. The only difference is this: the path for a database on the LAN is of the form \\MACHINENAME\directorypath\database.ext, where MACHINENAME is the name assigned to the remote computer by the user of that machine (for example, my machine is named RANDY); directorypath is the path to the database; and database.ext is the name of the database (MyCompany.mdb in our example).

If you don't know the name of the remote machine, look in the Network Neighborhood section of Windows Explorer. There, you'll find a list of all the machines on your LAN. Comments