IPX File sharing

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by sjm05, Nov 7, 2005.

  1. sjm05 macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys, I'm new to the mac scene and would appreciate some help if you can.

    I live in a college hall where TCP/IP filesharing is disabled but IPX isn't. Does IPX come pre-installed on OS X or do I have to install it manually (if so how?) I need to be able to fileshare and play games (eg Quake 3) over IPX with windows machines so any additional help would be much appreciated.

    Thanks very much :)
     
  2. belvdr macrumors 601

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    IPX doesn't come with OS X. You'll need a 3rd party solution. I checked Novell's site, but I'm not coming up with anything.
     
  3. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    What exactly to you want to do and what exactly are they blocking? There may be a better way to achieve your goal.
     
  4. sjm05 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I need to be able to share files and play games with Windows users over the local network. The facists who run the network seem to have somehow disabled access to local IP's and noone can comumicate or see each other computers. Some pee cee using friends have switched to IPX and can now share files etc locally. I was wondering how I can do the same.

    Any thoughts?
     
  5. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    How have they totally disabled IP addresses? Can you set up a router and all plug into that?
     
  6. sjm05 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well were all pluged into the hall network to access t3h internet, but we cant access other local computers on the network, even if you know their ip address. The router ideas not great because the hall is really big and I'd like to access other computers from my room.
     
  7. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    Did they disable IP, or did they disable Windows File Sharing. When I lived in a dorm, my school disabled Windows File Sharing. We just installed an FTP server on each computer. Sharing was easy. This wouldn't account for the fact that you can't play games though.
     
  8. sjm05 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Didnt think of that, thanks very much. Ill try FTP and tell you how it gets on. I know Quake 3 for the PC supports IPX but i have no idea about the mac :confused: Sure ill work something out. Thanks for your help
     
  9. superbovine macrumors 68030

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    I just googled there are some packages, open-source and share type stuff out there.
     

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