Questions

File sharing between XP Home and OS 10

+
0 Votes
Locked

File sharing between XP Home and OS 10

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
  • +
    0 Votes
    JPLconsultant

    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.

    +
    0 Votes
    scott_heath

    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.

  • +
    0 Votes
    JPLconsultant

    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.

    +
    0 Votes
    scott_heath

    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.