View Full Version : Mac & PC networking

May 29, 2005, 06:26 PM
Hello im a switcher into my second week with the mac mini. What I now want to do is run a network as both machines are next to each other.

How can i network the mac and PC? I have a usb cable and an ethernet cable too. Would i be able to make the mini the "master computer" with net access and the pc "slave" that can access the net thru the mini's connections.

Just how does one communicate on these 2 platforms?

Also dumb question, please dont hate me. But if i have a bootable NTFS hard drive will windows work on the mac?

Thanks people!

May 29, 2005, 07:18 PM
Duff-Man says....this thread (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=54704) in the OS X forum is our "bible" for Mac/PC networking....you'll probably find all you need to know in there.....oh yeah!

mad jew
May 29, 2005, 07:23 PM
The best guide to networking Windows and OSX is here (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=54704). As for the NTFS drive, assuming it's compatible with your Mac, I'm pretty sure the OSX CD/DVD will reformat it to HFS+ or whatever OSX runs. This means you'll lose all the data on it though.

May 29, 2005, 10:18 PM
Thank you so much...as ever I LOVE YOU PEOPLE!