Mac and PC network

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by insan56, Dec 8, 2005.

  1. insan56 macrumors member

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    ok, here is the thing i have my PowerBook hooked up to my Mac directly through an Eithernet cord (i dont have a router) i have turned on Personal File Sharing and Windows web sharing on the PB but it shows up on my PC as Limited or no connectivity.

    so basically how do i make it so that i can share files on my Mac with my PC and vice versa
    thanx
     
  2. khisayruou macrumors 6502a

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    To connect your mac to a pc via ethernet, the ethernet cable needs to be a crossover cable. Go the link and read about sharing files using a crossover cable: http://www.apple.com/uk/smallbusiness/mac_pc/tutorials.html

    EDIT: You don't need a crossover cable (thanks mklos), but if you follow the directions anyways, it will
    get you going.
     
  3. mklos macrumors 68000

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    I don't believe it actually needs to be a crossover cable. I've connected to my PC from my mac with a standard cable before without any problems.

    The Mac has an ethernet port in it that will crossover the signal when needed whether its a Mac or a PC on the other end.
     
  4. khisayruou macrumors 6502a

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    Didn't know that! Nice...learned something today. :D :D
     

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