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Windows 98 (2nd) & Apple G4 System

By chucksa ·
I have an Ethernet Hub with Category 5 cables attached to an Apple G4 system as well as a Dell Dimension PC running Windows 98 (2nd). How do I get these two systems to see each other (without Server software)? The LEDs on the Hub indicate packet traffic at 100 Mhz.

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by josh In reply to Windows 98 (2nd) & Apple ...

The product you need is called DAVE or MacSOHO. Both written by the same company. It is basically software that adds PC network stacks to the Macs network software. This will allow you to setup the Win98 machine for peer to peer filesharing and access said file share from the Mac machine. The products are fairly cheap <$100. Unfortunately I can't remember the manufacturers name right now.

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by emailjulio In reply to Windows 98 (2nd) & Apple ...

Server software would be your best bet. If you know someone with Virtual PC (it will allow you to run Windows on your Mac) you could try that and see if it will meet your needs.

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by androb In reply to Windows 98 (2nd) & Apple ...

It all depends on what you mean by "see each other"

Fundamentally, you require three things.

1. Physical Network connectivity. It sounds like you have this, they are both on the same ethernet network, plugged into the same hub.

2. Some sortof network protocol in common. This could be Appletalk, TCP/IP, etc. IP is likely the best one. You need to make sure that both systems are configured correctly for IP. For example they have to be on the same subnet (10.1.1.1 and 10.1.1.2, with the same subnet mask like 255.255.255.0)

3. Some sort of compatible application for the access. I assume that you either want to be able to access an Appleshare folder or a Windows shared folder.

For number three, there is a product available from Thursby software called DAVE. This gives the mac the ability to access Windows based resources. It allows you to access shared folders and printers, and authenticate on the workgroup. They have a time limited demo that you can try on their website (http://www.thursby.com/support/evaluations.html)

That should do it.

Hope that helps

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by macbain In reply to Windows 98 (2nd) & Apple ...

You should take a look to PC-MAC LAN. It is easy to handle and you're able to run a printserver with it. Its' costs are higher than Daves but I think it's the better choise.

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