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Win XP home (Wifi) and Mac OS 9 Ethernet

By h00pi ·
I have a Mac G4 running OS 9 that has a wired ethernet connection to a MR814 v2 wireless router and a PC laptop running Window XP Home with a wireless connection to the same router. I cannot get the 2 computers to see each other. Is the only way forthe 2 to see each is to have an actual physical connection with a cable to the router from the laptop.

I have been working on this for days..and am about to lose my mind. Dave from thursby doesn't even work. What have I missed.

Also I can ping the Mac from the PC so I do not understand why I cannot see it. Help!!!

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Win XP home (Wifi) and Mac OS 9 Ethernet

by lyon_bleu In reply to Win XP home (Wifi) and Ma ...

There needs to be a server running on the Mac for the Wintel
PC to access it with a compatible client, and vice versa.
Activating Personal Web Sharing on either or both should get
something going, even if it isn't the swiftest http server.

If the router is assigning IP addresses dynamically, this needs
to be taken into account when setting up Dave.

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Win XP home (Wifi) and Mac OS 9 Ethernet

by WeluvM$? In reply to Win XP home (Wifi) and Ma ...

I would suggest that the main prblem is that of compatibility. Microsoft have removed the native AppleTalk protocol from XP. There is a way of connecting, but this would mean updating to Mac OS X and Windows XP Professional! Alternatively, for a small outlay try the followiong link: -

http://www.digitalriver.com/dr/v2/ec_MAIN.Entry10?V1=466436&PN=2&SP=10023&xid=43505

Anything else, just ask...

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by CMHJon In reply to Win XP home (Wifi) and Ma ...

Since DAVE didn't work for you, another software called
PC MACLAN from Miramar Systems may work.

Good luck! :-)

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by TechKid In reply to Win XP home (Wifi) and Ma ...

XP comes with a built in Firewall remember so make sure that's turned off. Disable simple file sharing by going to Windows Explorer>tools>folder options>view>all the way to the bottom and uncheck simple file sharing. Make sure your MAC user account has an equivalent user account on XP

Try those and let us know

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by TJ In reply to Win XP home (Wifi) and Ma ...

If you can share an internet connection then you can get the two to network with each other. You don't need XP pro as home will work, however, it is easier to network the 2 with X installed. First, use the XP machine to set up a workgroup and make sure you name your pc in the workgroup something under 8 letters. You'll set this up with one computer (PC) in the workgroup. Then you go to the mac and get it to network with the pc by joining and recognizing the workgroup. Go to system preferences>network> Location (automatic)>show (type of connection and it's name should be there)>TCP/IP> configure IPv4 (use DHCP) You then need to make sure that the IP address is sequentially 1 or 2 down from your pc's ip address and the router's IP address and that the subnet masks match. Hit apply. Reboot. You may need to go to finder>go>connect to server to get it to recognize your network. This is how it's done in X. It's a little more difficult in 9, but pretty much the same way.

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