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03-31-2004, 06:39 PM
Just to liven things up? I have a PC (XP) linked to DSL router along with Mac (OS9+) sharing internet connection but want to set fileshare etc between the two. I know if I upgraded the Mac to OSX, I could set up a network but I need to keep this config. Any ideas??
03-31-2004, 06:50 PM
You need to understand both MAC and Windows controls.
The protocol standards are international and there is no reason why the two cannot communicate.
As long as both machines are configured you have no problems connecting although talking to each other may be more difficult.
You need to ensure that the right protocols are set up on both machines so that they are able to do this.
I am not up on MAC so please excuse my ignorance.
But in theory it should work.
Hopefully by answering this question a MAC person will come and help.
03-31-2004, 07:39 PM
I can set up a network on a PC but having a headache getting to grips with PC.
I have created 'user' on Mac network, local area connection is set up and running on PC but cant seem to get my head round the 'properties' of the local area bit - I know the IP details for the Mac but this is where I get stuck
03-31-2004, 07:47 PM
I can do all versions of windows but as I said before we need omebody that knows the MAC side of things. The answer is simple it is just finding out the rigt way to do it on a MAC. Where is the MAC control panel.
Any MAC users out there
03-31-2004, 08:02 PM
well I am a Mac User so .... this should be simple - shouldn't it?
On a Mac, when setting up a Local network, you set up a 'group'. This group is set to allow access to files, programmes etc. You then create 'users', naming your computer and add them to the netowrk group and allow TCP/IP to connect.
Once this is set up on the host, you do the same for any other Macs on the system, ie. You create a group and add ther users. This way you can allow access back and forth.
You finally 'allow file sharing and programe linking'.
The way I then access one is to select Appleshare and choose the server (the named computer will show up as option). Double click and the shared Mac appears.
Well thats it for a Mac