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Windows XP to MAc OS 8.6 via crossover cable

By marcthurig ·
I am trying to connect my PC (Windows XP) and my Powerbook G3 (WallStreet) together using a crossover cable (Cat 5). I saw already on this website some explaination, but it is still not working. The problem I guess it is that I have to have an emulator on my PC that would recreate the Mac environment. However all the emulators on the Net are up to Mac OS 8.0. Further, the two computers are not even responding to each other, the connection is not existant! Even though I create on the PC and the Mac (ethernet setup)an IP address and Sub address. What should I do? I am not an IT person, but I'll find my way around. Could anybody give a step by step setup that would work. I would greatly appreciate.

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by compserv In reply to Windows XP to MAc OS 8.6 ...

First Off I whould check to see if you have a link lite in the NICs. Becasue It chould very well be a bad cross over cable. And double check to make sure it is a cross over cable I have tried more than once too network computers with a bad/wrong cable.
Also make sure you have the proper proticals installed. TCP/IP on the MAC as well as the PC. And Appletalk on the PC

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