Peer to peer network

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by acearchie, Jan 25, 2007.

  1. acearchie macrumors 68040


    Jan 15, 2006
    I have a Powerbook G4 with Airport,

    In my business class at school we have just been allowed to use laptops to write down our notes, now not all of the class has laptops to some people still write with their hands! We have immediatley decided to abuse our rites with the laptops and extra time on our hands!

    This gives us laptop users a great advantage in the fact that we finish typing up the notes even before the teacher has practically finished them!

    I was wondering, today I created a computer to computer network, I am the only apple laptop in my class of 11 other pc's! Two of those Pcs could pick up my network.

    Question 1: Is it limited to 2 computers to connect?

    Question 2: Is there anything fun or interesting I can do with those laptops being connected to my network? (mainly im or something!)

    I have tried clicking on network in finder and then servers but it doesnt pick anything up!

    Is there an application to download to connect to their pcs?

    All of them are runnig XP

    Thanks for reading this far and all your help!
  2. clevin macrumors G3


    Aug 6, 2006
    they need to share their folders before u can connect to them.
    there are quite some free network-group IM softwares for windows, not sure about OSX
  3. acearchie thread starter macrumors 68040


    Jan 15, 2006
    Well how can they say "share my folders?"

    This would all be so much easier if everyone had a mac!

    Also if they have one of these peer to peer IM clients would I be able to use bonjour???

  4. bitabytex macrumors member

    Oct 26, 2006
  5. acearchie thread starter macrumors 68040


    Jan 15, 2006
    Thanks bitabyx you have helped me alot!

    Although on the apple site I can't find where to donwload the entire 'bonjour' package for windows from! only the update!

    And the other site is blocked from my school but I will try and download it this weekend when I go home!

    Thanks again for all your help!

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