Network Mixing IDs?

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  1. alset macrumors 65816

    alset

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    East Bay, CA
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    I'm not sure what's happened to my rock solid home network, but I was hoping someone here could help me fix it.

    I run an MDD, and old Graphite and an 800 MHZ iBook on an Asante router. I occasionally switch the iBook to AirPort, but that's rare and shouldn't be related, I figure.

    Lately, I get a "Connecting to Server (error -36)" message when I try to access the 'Book from the MDD and vice versa. Now, this is interesting: Both machines can use the Graphite as a go between to transfer files, and each machine has a stable connection to the Net via the router, so I don't figure it's a hardware problem.

    Wait, there's more - Sometimes, after I get the error, I try to connect from the MDD and choosing any of the machines on the network leads to the Graphite. Click "Connect" for the 'Book and get the Graphite. Even having the MDD connect to itself pulls up the Graphite. This makes me think AppleTalk is mixing up the IDs for the machines. However, my IP's are stable and controlled by the router, so I am not sure where to begin.

    Does this sound familiar to anyone? I'd like to understand WHY this would happen just as much as I'd like to fix it.

    Thanks in advance,
    Dan
     
  2. AlphaTech macrumors 601

    AlphaTech

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    Which OS's are the systems running??? I'd suggest getting them ALL to the very latest version of whatever is the dominant/latest OS.

    Is the asante router wireless or hard wired only?? Make sure all your network settings for the systems are correct, and make sure Appletalk is active on all of them.

    Why do you use the graphite as a way-station for file transfers between the MDD and iBooger?? Wouldn't it be easier to just send the files direct to where you need them to go?

    Check all the settings on the asante hardware, power cycle/reset it and see if the problem remains. Also, have you assigned fixed IP's to the systems or are they getting them via DHCP?
     
  3. alset thread starter macrumors 65816

    alset

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    All are running 10.24. The Graphite is not meant to serve as a way station for file transfer, I was illustrating that I am able to do so when direct connect isn't working. The router does not support wireless, I use two airport cards for that (in the 'Book and the MDD).

    Dan
     

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