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File sharing between XP Home and OS 10

By A. G. ·
I am trying to share file using a Windows XP Home computer and a Mac Mini and a crossover cable.
The two computers are not on a LAN or the Internet.
I can ping either computer from the other one with no problem but I can not share files either way. They are both using a 169. IP address and 250.250.0.0 subnet. I have tried to set up a network place from the Windows box using the IP address of the MAC as the destination but it didn't work. I tried from the Mac but it wanted the IP address of the DNS server, which doesn't exist.
I know I could put a router in the middle but the customer doesn't want any more equipment to generate interference. There's already plenty there.

AG

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Routing isn't the issue.

by scott_heath In reply to File sharing between XP H ...
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IP Info is wrong

by JPLconsultant In reply to File sharing between XP H ...

First, you may want to get off the 169.x.x.x IP Addresses. It's not critical, but 169.254.x.x is the APIPA addressing.

Try moving to 192.x.x.x or 10.x.x.x as those are non-routable (to the WAN).

Also, your subnet mask is all wrong. i don't think 250.250.0.0 is valid. I don't know how many computers are on your LAN, but 255.255.255.0 should be suitable.

Once you fix your IP Addressing, then try to get the sharing set up.

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by scott_heath In reply to IP Info is wrong

He is using a cross-over cable plugged into the NICs, so he can really use anything he wants I suppose.

He can ping the computers according to his post, so I think the Subnet Mask thing was a mistype.

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